The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Quirks of timing feature in this romantic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver find that true love can be unexpected. Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having just 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?
- Paperback | 236 pages
- 141 x 211 x 18mm | 245g
- 01 Jan 2013
- Little, Brown & Company
- New York, United States
A sweet, character-driven, romantic comedy with plenty of twists to keep readers engaged and is sure to delight teens from beginning to end. Young adult readers will enjoy reading about Hadley and Oliver, two characters who are familiar, witty, and have terrific chemistry together. This book is highly recommended and would be a great addition to any library serving teens who enjoy romance and realistic fiction. Be prepared to have this book fly of the shelves.VOYA (starred review)
About Jennifer E Smith
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here and The Comeback Season. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and currently works as an editor in New York City.
Our customer reviews
I've wanted to read this since I first saw it last year before it was even released. I don't know what's taken me so long! The story takes place within 24-hours. I thought that would make the book drag, but it wasn't too bad. There are a lot of flashbacks so it doesn't feel like just 24-hours. It's the summer before Hadley's senior year of high school, and she's flying to see her father remarried. There's a lot of emotions that go along with the betrayal she felt when her dad left her and her mom. Jennifer, the author, does a great job portraying those raw emotions. I love the scenes with Oliver and Hadley, great chemistry. There's a bit of mystery surrounding Oliver and my prediction was totally false. :) I enjoyed the growth shown in Hadley's one day journey. This book was great with a wonderful romance! If you love YA contemporary romance, you'll love this book. Content Ratings: sexual: mild language: mild violence: none other: mildshow moreby Clean Teen Fiction