Monday, December 5, 2011

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
By Jennifer E. Smith
Expected publication January 2, 2012 by Poppy

This is supposed to be the worst day of Hadley's life: she's about to get on a plane to London to watch her beloved father marry a woman she's never met before. But Hadley is four minutes late and misses her plane. So, maybe this won't be the worst day - because she's just spotted a cute boy named Oliver with a seat assignment in her row.

Every once in a while, I really need a contemporary YA to break up all the dystopian, fantasy, sci-fi stuff that heavily populates the young adult world. Luckily, this was an adorable and delightful contemporary romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. Hadley is easy to relate to - her family has totally fallen apart and she can't bring herself to forgive her father. She doesn't want his life to move on when hers still feels like it's falling apart. And Oliver is an adorable endearing love interest. The chemistry and connection between the two of them feels believable and real, even though this book only spans a 24 hour period. The romance is so very sweet and we get to watch both characters grow and explore in just a brief time period. I really enjoyed this and think it will certainly grab fans of Stephanie Perkins or Sarah Dessen.

Thanks to the publisher for an advance reader's copy.

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