The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Won it on a giveaway
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. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother 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 sitting in her row.
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
I absolutely loved this book! I can't believe it took me so long to finally read it!
The characters all felt very real. I think they were all very relatable and likeable and they all had problems with which everyone could sympathize. Plus, Oliver is an amazing guy! He tries to make Hadley feel better and he's genuinely funny! Yet, they still have their flaws like everyone else.
Considering that this novel happens during a 24-hour period I guess you could say that some things do happen a bit quickly but it fits the story. It's not difficult to imagine how you could meet someone in an airport and forget about time. Besides, I'm an hopeless romantic so I like to believe that this could happen in real life!
When I first started this book I thought it was going to be a cute, fun story about "love at first sight" but I wasn't expecting the family drama, which was a nice twist. It makes the story a little deeper. I also liked how we got to see how Hadley's family life got to where it was through little flasbacks. I think it made the story more interesting that away
I would deffinitely recommend this book to anyone who likes to believe that love can be found even in the weirdest places!
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