The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: January 2, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Gift
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18B. Hadley’s in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.
I saw the gorgeous cover. I read the glowing early reviews. I had to read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Everything about it screamed ‘Read me! You will love me!’ and I did love it. It was impossible to put down. I devoured it in a matter of hours.
Hadley and Oliver were really well done characters. Hadley is in a bad place what with her dad getting remarried. So when her and Oliver meet by chance in the airport it’s not just about a crush or making googly eyes at each other. Their story is more complex than that. They were both super likable and so good together. I really liked that the author didn’t put all the huge emotional obstacles between them. They had their fair share of personal problems, but they liked each and that was clear from the beginning.
I really recommend this book. It was a fun. fast read, but there was also a lot of heart in it. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith isn’t just a love story. It’s also about family and forgiveness. Don’t miss out on this one!