Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: 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! 

About the Author:
Jennifer E. SmithJennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City. Her writing has been translated into 28 languages.

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