Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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

Hadley hasn't seen her father in two years and isn't looking forward to seeing him now, especially as she's going to London to watch him marry some other woman. The woman he left Hadley and her mother for. A series of minor irritations and delays means that Hadley is four minutes too late to her gate, missing her flight. But while waiting for the next flight, she meets Oliver. Over the course of the wait and the flight, they bond, only to lose each other when they have to get in different lines for customs.

I really liked this book. I like that how, even though the book only takes place over the course of 24 hours, Oliver and Hadley's connection doesn't feel like insta-love. I really loved the complicated relationship between Hadley and her father. Hadley has so much anger at how and why he left. She can't, and won't forgive him for everything that happened after her parents split. As she explains it, his leaving didn't just change his relationship with Hadley's mom, or his relationship with Hadley, but also Hadley's relationship with her mom.

It's a sweet and simple story, but the characters grow a lot during the novel and even though it's a very compressed timeline their development doesn't seem rushed or forced. Something about it really reminds me of Stephanie Perkins.

Also, the author shares a first and last name with one of my BFFs from high school, so there's some automatic awesome points.

Book Provided by... my local library

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This is a book that I could not put down. It honestly makes me want to go to an airport and try to fall in love.