Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: January 2, 2012
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Genre: YA Contemporary
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.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is very easy to read.It was fun, heart warming this managed to make me laugh a couple of times mostly from the conversation of Hadley and Oliver. I really loved the flow of the story about Hadley and her dad all throughout the book. I love how their relationship as father and daughter eventually went well, they are in good terms in the end.
But for me, this book just revolves around Hadley – her relationship with her mom, her relationship with her dad, and her just being stubborn and not listening to her dad’s explanation, which, there is a good reason why she doesn’t want to. And Oliver’s just in the story to give Hadley some much-needed perspective and motivation. They never claimed to be ‘in love’. The title was just an exaggeration. The book is all about new possibilities and new beginnings, Both for Hadley and Oliver.
I also like the setting in this book. Simply because the airport is very airport – y. The plane is not a good place for those who are suffering claustrophobia. England is england, confusing and very unfamiliar. And I loved how similar I Hadley and I are – very stubborn.
This book was not the best book I have ever read, frankly, I didn’t even want to pick up this book but I decided to give it a try. The good thing is, I didn’t expect that much from this book. To be honest, what can I expect in a story with a 24 – hour setting? The story is pretty much predictable. The only thing I loved about this, is Hadley relationship with her parents especially with her dad, it was very emotional and powerful. I didn’t complain when they didn’t focus the story on Oliver and Hadley because I believe that was intentional. If there will be book 2, it’d better be focused on Hadley and Oliver. Just saying.