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

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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

Title:  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author:  Jennifer E. Smith
Series:  Stand-Alone
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Poppy
Buy the Book: Amazon
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.
     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;)

Profanity:  Minor
Sexual Content:  Kissing, no details
Violence:  None
Other Notables:  Legal Drinking


  1. This book sounds precious! (though I am curious how there is kissing with no details... lol)

  2. haha....well, you'll just have to read it to find out! :P

  3. I'm not sure how I feel about the no details...

    no enough details: what?! MORE! D:
    too many details: EW. gross

  4. Ok, people. There IS tension, and there are details like, "he leans to kiss her and it's slow and sweet...."

    But not details like, he shoved his tongue down her throat, running his hands all over her....

    Will you read it now??? heehee


  5. This sound REALLY interesting! Love the title, too!!

  6. This sounds like a great book! Thanks to you girls for giving great ideas on books to read!

  7. I have never met anyone on an airplane, really. I've only flown once and was with two friends..

  8. It would be awesome if I could get sat next to an adorable British guy on a plane.

  9. Yes! I'm OK with that kind of details :D

  10. YES!! I cant wait to read this it seem sooo sweet :)


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