Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: 2 Jan. 2012
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 256
Rate: Lovable

Synopsis from Goodreads

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 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.
My Thoughts

I love The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Love at first sight is all fine and dandy, but there is a line between obsession and a slow fall to love that starts at first sight. Hadley and Oliver's falling in love does not feel overwhelming and fast; it is just right. I have read books that have the characters become instantly obsessed with each other, and it makes me roll my eyes. This book is smooth. I was completely content while reading it.

There was more to the story than Hadley and Oliver falling in love. Hadley was dreading seeing her father in London. She was dreading his wedding. She had no desire to go to London. Oliver is heading toward is own troubles in London. They are teenagers dealing with problems and getting to know each other. Oliver is a funny guy, and his conversations with Hadley were very entertaining.

This is the type of story that I will always believe can come true. It is a story I would make up in my head while on a flight. I think everyone makes up little stories in their head, and they especially come up with them when traveling. Making up background stories for people are them, making up stories of people they might meet. I always fear writing one of mine down and not capturing the right voice or mood. But, it was done here. It was written down perfectly.


  1. Awesome review and I totally agree!! I would love to have this come true :)

  2. "This is the type of book that I will always believe can come true." --- Oh, it's right up my alley. I miss you, Aliya. I hope you are doing well. Check in with me soon. :)