The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Publication Date: January 2, 2012
Number of Pages: 236
Book Format: Hardcover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm really glad I finally picked up The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight because it was such a touching story, and I loved it! Jennifer E. Smith did an amazing job keeping everything interesting. Like I was a little afraid that Hadley & Oliver's trip on the plane would be long and boring but it wasn't at all! i enjoyed there conversations about basically nothing it was so cute and you could see that they were falling for each other! In this little story our main character Hadley has to fly to London to attend her fathers wedding to a stepmother who she's never met. You think that would be the big plot in the story but it's definitely not. She misses her flight and at the time it might seem like the worst thing in the world but really it's probably the best thing thats ever happened to her! Reason being because she meets Oliver and guess what? They fall in love!
I really enjoyed Hadley's character for a few different reasons. She's a really relatable character because like 75% of teenagers are dealing with one of their parents getting remarried, and this is a book for teenagers so about half of them will be able to relate to Hadley. I really felt for Hadley throughout the whole book when she was hating on her dad I was hating on her dad and when she was falling for Oliver I was falling for Oliver too!
I've never read a book quite like this before. Obviously I've read a love story before but i'm taking about falling in love in an airport! Never read anything like it and I'm really excited that I picked it up because I loved it. Sorry I'm pretty sure I'm repeating things now. Anyways let's talk more about the characters. Oliver was a british student which I loved. While reading the book I almost wish I had a british person with me to read his voice bemuses at the time I was reading I could picture his accent at all I wish I could have though because it would have made me fall for him more. I love accents!!
What did you guys think about Hadley's father? At first I hated him! I mean come on you claim to love your daughter but yet you move to London while she still lives in the states I mean come on! I understand you fell and love yada yada yada but you don't just move away randomly like that. He should've came home broke it off with his current wife and stayed around to the divorce was final so Hadley could see him and so she could get used to the idea of him moving! I just all around hated him until the end when things changed. I'm not going to tell you what changed because I don't want to spoil it but I'm glad things happened the way they did.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars because I couldn't stop turning pages. A quote on the back of the book said you'll be wishing to miss your next flight and I have to say I totally am hoping I miss my next flight. I'd love to find love spontaneously like that!
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