Mini Book Review: The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight

Statistical Probability CoverBook: The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Published January 2012 by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers|183 pages

Where I Got It: the Nook Store

Series: None

Genre: YA Contemporary

You can find The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight on goodreads & Jennifer Smith on Twitter and her website

Goodreads Summary:

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. 

What I Thought:

This is one of the cutest books I’ve ever read!  I know a lot of people really like this book, so I was a little nervous about reading it.  But I didn’t need to worry, because I absolutely loved it!It’s quite the mouthful as far as titles go, so I’ll likely shorten it to Statistical Probability so I don’t have to type out the entire title.

It really is a fun, cute, sweet story!  I love the relationship between Oliver and Hadley, and how they form a connection in an airport.  I love that it takes place over the course of one day.  And while Statistical Probability is under 200 pages, it didn’t feel like the book was too short at all!  Which sometimes happens with books under 200 pages, but not this one.  I think it’s because the book takes place over 24 hours, and while part of me wanting to know about Hadley and Oliver after meeting by chance in an airport, I’m also glad that there isn’t more.  Because I like that I can imagine what happens after.

There was a point where I couldn’t help but cry, and there are some heart-warming scenes at the end.  I’m glad Hadley started to come around to her dad and her new step-mother, and that she wanted her mother to be happy too.  She definitely had one crazy day, and I have the feeling that everything has worked out just fine.

Let’s Rate It:

I don’t have much else to say about Statistical Probability, other than it’s a wonderful book to read any time of the year.  It’s a fun, sweet story, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading her other books!  I just can’t believe it took me so long to read it! Statistical Probability gets 5 stars.

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