The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published January 2nd 2012 by Poppy/Little Brown
Description: Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan, 17, misses her flight at JFK airport, and is late to her father's second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?
My Review: There are all sorts of foods for thought in this story. Is love at first sight a real thing? Can two people who meet by chance, fall in love in a mere 24 hours? Can anyone have a happily ever after?
Hadley isn't too happy about flying to London to see her father remarry. She was perfectly fine with the way things were--but both of her parents seem happier apart. And then she misses her flight. A chance meeting with a great guy helps the flight pass by quickly. She can't stop thinking about Oliver. This journey isn't a light, fluffy story like I was expecting. It's a very emotion-filled ride that really causes Hadley to look deep within herself and reevaluate her life.
I love the interactions that occur between Hadley and many different people in her life, but especially the banter with Oliver. I love the way this story caused me to stop and think about the relationships that I have in my life. It wasn't really deep, but it definitely wasn't total fluff.
Content: Mild romance (kissing, talk of affairs with no details); mild language (a couple of mild words); no violence or religious elements. Clean!
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