#Review : The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Jennifer E. Smith
Romance & Contemporary
January 2, 2012
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. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother 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 sitting in her row. A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more? Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
I found this book to be very sweet but somewhat predictable. Well i guess since it’s a love story we can safely assume that they successfully start a relationship, but still.
I really like how the book is only one day. It really keeps the story light. I’m not really sure that i can relate to the characters after only one day, but i enjoyed the actual story and witty dialog.
I found Hadley to be interesting. I’m not really the emotional type, (i usually avoid love/family dramas) so i couldn’t really relate to Hadley’s anger towards her father. I’d more think if it as none of my business and as adults doing what they think is best for themselves. I’m glad Hadley made up with her father in the end. Also, im glad that the stepmother wasnt evil….that would have sucked.
I liked Oliver pretty well. He seemed a lot more mature than Hadley, so he seemed to be a good influence on her. I found his situation pretty sad, & I’m glad that they were able to come together and support each other at a diffucult time, even if Hadley didn’t really understand what was going on with him. I wouldn’t call it love or even a foundation for a good friendship…but it was still a nice story.
Jennifer E. Smith
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of eight books for young adults, including WINDFALL and THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her writing has been translated into 33 languages.
Overall, this was a very sweet book. Contemporaries aren't my favorite, but when i discovered this one takes place over 24 hours, i decided to try it. I expected it to be pretty short and simple...and in many ways it was. But overall, it was really great. I'm looking forward to checking out more from this author & i'd recommend this book and author to anyone interested in family stories and love stories.