Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Review of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

 Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Published by: Poppy/Little Brown
Pages: 236
Source: Library
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4 stars

Summary from Goodreads: 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 18C. 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.

Do you believe in love at first sight?  When asked this question I always respond that no I don't believe in love at first sight, but I'm open to the possibility of love at first "meet." 

Jennifer E. Smith takes this common concept of love at first sight and puts an interesting twist on it.  I loved the story itself.  For some reason the thought of two people meeting at an airport and falling in love throughout their flight is just inspiring.  Hey, maybe I should hang out at airports more often!

Hadley was a little sullen at first.  I think Oliver really brought out the good side of her and got her out of her "funk."   She's had a rough time since her father left and I think that not dealing with those emotions has made her a little bitter.  Oliver on the other hand seems fun loving and carefree when you first meet him.  Jennifer E. Smith picked the perfect balence of characters with these two.  They make a great pair and though their journey together was short they made a lasting impression on each other and me.  I really liked Oliver.  He was so cute and adorable that you can't help but fall in love with him. 

The writing was done well and very captivating.  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was super cute and definitely a great summer read. 

1 comment:

  1. I really want to read this book! great review :) I don't think I've heard any bad reviews yet!


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