The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: January 2nd, 2012
Hachette, 236 Pages
Source: Advance Reader Copy
Age Group: Young Adult
Recommended for: fans of Stephanie Perkins
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.
Hadley doesn’t want to go to England. She doesn’t want to meet her dad’s new wife-to-be. She wants to stay at home and sulk.
HELLO, TEENAGER. And Hadley truly is your typical teen. Sometimes she’s tad immature, but she soon sees the err of her ways. Yay, Hadley!
But more than anything else, I loved loved loved the idea of fate and destiny in this book. Hadley misses her flight by 4 minutes! 4 minutes! That’s one song on the ipod, the time is takes to run half a mile, etc. And now she’s on this new flight and hits it off the with the guy who just so happens to be sitting next to her on the plane. Now, I know you’re thinking “it’s a book so obviously the whole fate thing is totally unbelievable and unrealistic”, but that’s not true at all. I don’t feel like anything was too far-fetched and when I think about how I met all the people I know it seems like if ONE thing had been different, maybe we would have never met.
Seriously guys, I think about how the Butterfly Effect would change my life all. the. time. Someone please tell me I’m not the only one.
If you enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss, you’ll like this book. It’s cute, fun, and even a stand-alone!