Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Publication Date: January 2, 2012
Synopsis: 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.
Verdict: TSPOLAFS is one of those books you pick up with expectations already formed. When I began reading it, I had prepared myself for a cutesy, feel-good love story (Just look at that title!). I wasn't expecting to form this connection with the book- one that made me cry, laugh, and fall in love.... This is a story to treasure. It's a book you want sitting on your shelf so that you can experience the magic again and again, whenever you feel like it. I finished this book in a couple of hours and it felt like like it had lasted a lifetime. This book is about destiny, chance, forgiveness, and love. It's filled with gut-wrenching emotions, pretty dresses, ariplanes, and a cute british boy named Oliver. The story is a whole new level of awesome. And I can't explain any of it without giving something critical away, but I can tell you this: I absolutely love and recommend this book and there is a good statiscial probability that you will too! <3
Rating: 5/5 Stars