Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genres: Young Adult, Romance
I just love the font and the use of the red against a black and white background. Very striking.
There are so many ways it could have all turned out differently.
I felt as though the book spent a lot of time on the airplane cementing the relationship between Hadley and Oliver. The banter back and forth was quirky enough to be interesting but it left very little for the other plot points. But the biggest problem I have with this book is Hadley’s forgiveness for her father. For the whole trip Hadley gives very relatable and understandable reasons for why she hates her father and his soon-to-be wife. Then somehow she’s matured enough through her relationship with Oliver that she can forgive them both. As someone who has a very rocky relationship with my own father, nothing ever happens that fast. Also, never having been to London or Europe at all, Hadley somehow manages to find her way across the whole city to find Oliver on very little information…
Hadley and Oliver were both believable in their character flaws and attraction to each other. The new stepmother didn’t get enough time to develop very much but the parents had moments of personal insight that showed their own growth. Overall, quite relatable and made me care enough that I wanted them to be happy.
Not very earth-shattering writing but there were some pretty great lines that I highlighted. Unfortunately it was on my NOOK and there’s no way to search highlights/notes so I can’t show you any examples.
It was a really cute story but I just separated from a guy who I met very serendipitously, so the romanticism fell kind of flat for me. Had I read this book at another time in my life, I probably would have been squealing about the cuteness.