The Statistical Probability of Love
at First Sight
by Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: January 2, 2012
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction/Romance
Source: Amazon Hardcover
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It's always the books I love that are the hardest for me to review. I know I'm so weird most people are the opposite. The cover is so cute but I was a little turned off by the title. I was worried this would be one of those insta~love books and I'm not into that type of romance. But thank goodness I gave this a try because it was definitely way more than that. Even though the book takes place in one day there was a great realistic build to the relationship. It really makes you think how a little mistake like missing your flight by four minutes can change your life. It can be the reason why you end up meeting someone perfect for you that is exactly what you need at that time.
Hadley missed her flight and is waiting for the next flight to London, trying to get to her Dad's wedding. She is so sad because he went away for a few months for a job, fell in love, and never came back. This part of the story really broke my heart. It was so sad to feel everything Hadley was going through. She is thinking about how much she doesn't even want to go to the wedding when she meets Oliver. He is super sweet and offers to help her with her luggage. They eat together and eventually get on the plane and sit next to each other. For the whole flight they ask each other questions and discuss their family issues.
When she gets off the plane they go their separate ways. Hadley deals with the wedding and her feelings of abandonment. But she already misses Oliver. She wonders if anyone can fall in love that fast and with some lucky coincidences and turn of events and surprises they eventually meet back up...a couple of times. I don't want to give too much more of the plot away. It is just a really deep and beautiful story. I felt like the relationship and meeting was very realistic. Nothing overly eye rolling or anything. Just a sweet meeting that gets you thinking about everyone in your life and how if things were different maybe you would have never met them. Oliver was exactly what Hadley needed at exactly the right time. So beautiful! Loved it!
"Mom's not here," Hadley says. "I guess she caught the first wedding."
"There's a star in the sky that refuses to stay put, and Hadley realizes it's actually a plane, and that just last night, that star was them."
Rating: 5/5 Stars!