Thursday, May 16, 2013

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

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight 
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Release date: January 2n 2012
Pages: 236
Genre: Young Adult contemporary romance
Source: Bought
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 rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was the perfect book for me to read on my flight. It’s not the most deep, meaningful, or realistic story, but it’s cute and fun, and it kept me entertained on my own (obviously not as exciting) travels.

The story is cute and fun. Yes, the characters are somewhat basic and a little too perfect, but I didn’t mind, because they’re just so cute. Hadley and Oliver’s interactions are witty and entertaining, and I loved reading about them. I really liked how the cute romance is balanced with some darker topics, since we get to learn about both of their family lives. Both the light, fun stuff and the more serious topics kept the pages turning.

If you’re someone who gets hung up on little details, though, this book might drive you crazy, because there’s a bunch of small things that just don’t make sense. For example, why does Haldey have her big suitcase with her at the gate in JFK, but then goes to pick it up in wherever? And why does she live in Connecticut but just drive to JFK? And what’s up with the looong international phone calls and the genius idea to fly to another continent for a single day – don’t you have anything better to spend your money on!? Those little things bugged me, but they didn’t take much from my overall enjoyment of the novel.

Either way, this book was a cute, fun, read. I especially enjoyed reading it while I, too, was at the airport/on my flight, since Jennifer E Smith conveys the atmosphere of it all really well. If you’re looking for a quick, entertaining read and don’t care if not everything is realistic, this one’s for you!


  1. I usually get weirded out by books with scenarios that don't make sense but this book just sounds so cute! I really want to know more about Hadley and Oliver.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. I read this over the summer a year or two ago and I thought it was so cute, a great fluffy read to take your mind off of things. I'm glad you enjoyed it great review :)

    Paige @ Comfort Books


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