The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight: YA Book Review
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. This feel-good story swept me away from my normal routine and I ended up reading it in one day!
What could have been just another love story, this book surprised me with its depth, interspersed with witty dialogue, and unexpected insight into family dynamics.
Recommended age: 13+
Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publication Date: 1 January 2012 (1st published 1 Jan 2011)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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.
— Extract from Goodreads.com