The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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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?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 22mm | 249.47g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316122394
  • 9780316122399
  • 16,445

Review quote

"The elegant, poignant story is written primarily in present tense, giving the novel a cinematic effect and intensifying Hadley's roller-coaster emotions over the twenty-four-hour period. Hadley is a determined, thoughtful protagonist who, given little bits of luck, isn't afraid to create her own destiny. She anchors this bittersweet-mostly sweet-consideration of loss, marriage, fate, and love." --The Horn Book "A fast-paced and entertaining novel with a superlatively romantic premise...readers will be as caught up as Hadley is by the physical and emotional distances she traverses." --PW "This irresistible novel seems set to become one of the most talked about books of the year - think David Nicholls' One Day meets TV's 24... a brilliantly conceived read." --Glamour Magazine (UK Edition) "Sparkly dialogue and a great setting make this a Nora Ephron-esque treat." --Elle Magazine (UK edition) "Romantic, witty and real - it is a statistical certainty that you will love this book." --Margaret Stohl, bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures novels "Romantic and wise, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a must-read. And the second you meet Oliver, you're going to pray you miss your next flight." --Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) "This phenomenal depiction of an instant connection shows that everything happens for a reason. Smith's unique story will make you contemplate the magic of fate. I've been waiting for a love story like this forever."--Susane Colasanti, bestselling author of So Much Closer and When It Happens "An extraordinary look at chance, connections, and the power of family and love, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight will make your heart sing." --Elizabeth Scott, author of Between Here and Forever and Something, Maybe "A falling-in-love story as comfortable as an old sofa, and those looking for pages that turn easily will find a good candidate here." --Booklist "The teens are realistic and empathetic characters, and their story unfolds effortlessly, quickly capturing readers' interest. Fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy this enchanting novel of family quandaries and love at first sight." --SLJ "A closely observed, ultimately moving tale of love, family and otherwise....Smith's acute insights make Hadley's heartache and loss as real as the magical unfurling of new love." --Kirkus "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) "A gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate... an endearing and lushly written account of how it feels to fall in love, the unique heartbreak of parental disappointment and what it means to forgive those who've hurt us deeply."--The New York Times Book Review "Romantic and wise, "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" is a must-read. And the second you meet Oliver, you're going to pray you miss your next flight." "Sarah Mlynowski, author of "Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) """show more

About Jennifer E Smith

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between, The Geography of You and Me, This Is What Happy Looks Like, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. She earned a master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. She currently lives in New York City.show more

Rating details

96,527 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 30% (28,536)
4 33% (32,334)
3 27% (25,609)
2 8% (7,440)
1 3% (2,608)

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 more
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