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

      Review by: Lisa

Title:  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Author:  Jennifer E. Smith

Collection:  Teen Books

Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.  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. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that 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 in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A. Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

The title of this book was intriguing enough for me to pick up at the library.  Thanks to a writing style that is both witty and astute, this was a quick read that I found to be a refreshing alternative to the plethora of zombie dystopian trends that currently pervade teen fiction.  Give this one a try–you won’t be sorry.


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