Google+ Reading Teen: Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Poppy
Buy the Book: Amazon
Release Date: 2/12

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 18B. 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 Review:
     Obviously, the first thing that interested me in this book was the title.  I absolutely love it.  The second was that the entire book is only written about a twenty-four hour period.  Which I find really cool.  Honestly, I was thinking: How on earth can enough happen it twenty-four hours to fill an entire book?  Well it can.  Jennifer pulled it off amazingly.  Nothing felt rushed or awkward, the story was completely cute and lovable, even in that short amount of time.

     I also loved Hadley, she's charming and funny, and even though she's been through a lot and she's strong, she also isn't afraid to let-go and let herself have fun.  Oh, Oliver.  I didn't just love Oliver, I adored him.  He was absolutely perfect. I could not find one single thing wrong with him. Not one. So basically I'll never be satisfied with any real guys because of this book;)

     The only problem I had with it is:

     When you fly on a plane, you get stuck next to weird old men who smell like cheetos.  You DO NOT get to sit next to completely adorable, hilarious, single, british guys.  It just does NOT happen.  Is this just what happens to me?  Because if so, it's entirely unfair.

     My plane-ride expectations have skyrocketed.  And I blame Jennifer;)


  1. I have been dying for this book since I first saw it in the hatchette catalog. I love that cover and the story sounds so cute. So lucky that you got to read it already! Glad to hear it's wonderful! :D

  2. You're review made me chuckle - I never get the cute guy to sit next to either.

  3. LOL @ the plane ride expectations comment. =) Adding this to my to-reads right now! Thank you for sharing!

    Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

  4. kit your review makes me want to run out and buy this book!

  5. On the occasion when I flew by myself, I got pretty lucky with who I get to sit next to though I admit, it was never some hot guy with a dreamy accent. lol. I am so in love with this cover and the title. Plus the book itself sounds like a really great read. Thanks so much for the review and I can't wait to get my hands on this one. :D


  6. Great review! This is the first book I read from BEA :-). Just looking at it makes me smile--the cover and title couldn't be more perfect for the story.

  7. this sounds fabs.

    and for the record, i always get stuck next to the chatty kathy who wants to have awful small talk the entire flight...i think i'll search out old man cheetos next time.

    nice review!

  8. Sounds like a cute, quick read. Something I could use right now. Thank you!

  9. I saw your review listed on Twitter and the title caught my eye. This sounds like a great book, especially for that time of year when we're all tired of winter and if it's Valentine's Day, what a great time to release it! I'm putting this on preorder before I forget about it! Great review!


  10. @Lisa haha well it's good to know I'm not the only one;)

    Thanks so much for the awesome comments:)


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