In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.

 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.
  It is 1987
unlikelyand Miri Ammerman has returned to her home town of
Elizabeth, New Jersey to commemorate the worst year of her life. In 1952, thirty five years earlier when she was fifteen and in love for the first time,  a succession of plane crashes devastated her community. Blume paints a vivid portrait of the early 50’s: its love and friendships, its fads and music, A-Bomb hysteria and rumors of the communist threat. Blume uses actual events that she experienced to remind us that from one generation to another life goes on.