Monday, January 9, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight review

Description: 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: How cute is this book?! You don't know yet? Well it is. The characters are multidimensional, the plot is entertaining and the romance is adorable. And all this happens in a twenty-four hour period. That one sentence is what attracted me to this story in the beginning, because it ironically deals with something I and other reviewers don't always like. That insta-love. But somehow, and I don't know how Jennifer E. Smith did it, but somehow she made one day feel like an eternity (in a good way). 

The whole story just had this natural progression that built a good beginning to Hadley and Oliver's relationship, as well as new beginnings with the people around them, specifically Hadley's dad. 

Something I was surprised but also pleased about with this book was that this short story wasn’t all about Hadley and Oliver’s budding relationship. If anything, a large portion of this book had the two characters in two separate situations. But these serious situations added real weight to this story, and made sure that this quick yet awesome read had merit.

Additional notes:
- This book is puppies level cute!
- I really love all the subjects Oliver "studies." It just makes me like him even more.

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