Sunday, March 29, 2015

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

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight4 out of 5 Robots!

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

Genre: YA Contemporary
Release: January 2nd, 2012
Hardcover: 236 Pages
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon

Book Summary:
Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan 17 misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father's second wedding in London with never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?

(Courtesy of the Publisher)

Shannon's Thoughts:
This book was adorbs.  Why did I wait so long to read it?!  Well, actually, I can answer that.  I read So This is What Happy Looks Like and I wasn’t very impressed.  So this sat on my Kindle for over a year.  But I finally broke down and read it.  I ended up devouring it in one day! I didn’t realize how short it was, but also I just didn't want to stop reading.  

It was the perfect mix of fluff and serious.  It is the kind of book where you want them to chase after each other.  You want that “running-through-the-airport” scene.  And you don’t even care that you want it.  That, my friends, is how a YA romance book should be.  But as much as I enjoyed Hadley and Oliver falling in love, I also liked the more serious things too.  I liked Hadley working through her feelings about her dad.  She had every reason to be upset, but it's hard when you find yourself still angry when everyone else is moving on.  Sometimes it is more comforting to stay wrapped up in that anger than to accept your new normal.  Change is scary.  I also liked Oliver's complicated relationship with his dad.  Everyone works through everything, of course, but who cares!  This book is that adorable!  Need something sweet, fluffy, and fun?  This may be your book.

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