Review : The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Pages : 236
Genre : Ya, Fiction, Romance
Stand Alone
My Rating :

What it’s about :

24 hours.

This is all Hadley needs to have her life turned completely upside down. In the course of one day, she will have missed a plane, traveled from New York to London, celebrated a wedding and cried a lot of tears.

And maybe – just maybe – by the end of that day, will she get to dance with her love at first sight.

My Thoughts :

Need a last minute read to put yourself in a romantic mood before Valentine’s Day? If you are looking for a quick and pleasant read, this might be the one for you!

This book’s title is almost longer than its text – or maybe I just felt that the book was too short. Yup, that’s probably it! I think I fell for this one mainly because of the cute cover (it was, hum, love at first sight!), but I have to say, what’s under said cover did deliver an adorable story.

I was really impressed by how dimensional the characters were for such a short novel. Hadley especially was well written and I felt like, in that one single day, I got to know her more than some characters from other books with whom I have spent much more time. And while it was really cute to watch her fall in love, it’s her family’s story that really got to me.

By itself, it’s nothing special really; her parents got divorced over a year ago, and now she gets to watch her father get remarried to a woman she has never met. But rather than being portrayed as a complete brat about it, like I have so often seen in other YA novels, Hadley is portrayed as a normal teenager. She’s not perfect, and dealing with both anger and sadness is hard for her; but she also loves her parents and this is what I felt the most through the pages. Her desire to have her “normal” life back, while knowing that she can’t, really broke my heart.

That said, Oliver looked like he was a great catch. He was certainly fun as a secondary character, and while he had a personality of his own, he never stole Hadley’s spotlight. He completed her well and I loved how they could talk about little things and tease each other easily from the beginning. You could sense that it was not only romance, but friendship that was developing between them.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was a really good book that surprised me by having more depth than I expected it to. Easily read in one sitting, this little book warmed my heart – and I hope it will warm yours too!

 

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7 responses to “Review : The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight”

  1. Juju @ Tales of Whimsy.com says :

    Depth? That’s awesome to hear.

  2. Amanda says :

    This sounds like a really good Vday book to read! I’ll have to see if my library has it.

  3. BermudaOnion says :

    I wish I had time to squeeze this one in before Valentine’s Day – it sounds adorable!

  4. Vasilly says :

    This sounds really good! I’m adding it to my tbr list.

  5. Heidi@heavenisabookstore says :

    Great review! I agree, I too enjoyed this book, but wanted to know more at the end.

  6. Kailana says :

    What a great title!

  7. toothy says :

    sounds like a great book! definitely adding this one to my wishlist!

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