Tuesday, 15 January 2013

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

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

What is this book about?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having 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?

Who should read this book?

Teenage girls between the ages of 12-20. Once you get any older the book may or may not become stupid. Stupid in a very cute, soppy way still.

How long is this book?

215 pages. A short book.

Story Line:  8/10
Well written:  4/5
Enjoyablilty:  5/5
Overall:   17/20

Star Rating:

4 Stars

Question 1. What character would you most like to have tea with?

I was thinking Oliver, because he's the hot main character but once you've read this you'll realise that Oliver doesn't really belong to you. Therefore having a tea with him would feel so wrong. Honestly, I'm seriously considering a cup of tea with the 80 year old lady who was sitting next to Oliver on the plane. She was telling some seriously interesting stories, plus she seemed like one of the sweet old ladies instead of the grumpy wrinkled ones.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First SightQuestion 2. What character would you most like to throw tea at?

No characters in this book annoyed me. Maybe I'd throw some on Oliver's Dad.

Question 3. What do you think of the cover?

I think that the cover is good. I have a slight penchant for black and white photos which makes the cover all the more appealing. It's not exactly special, but I'm a fan.

Question 4. What do you think of the title do you think there is an alternative?

I LOVE THIS TITLE SO MUCH.SO MUCH. ( X 100,000) I think it may be one of my favourite titles ever. I don't even know why. Just saying it makes me really happy.

Question 5. Favourite quote!

“What are you really studying?"
He leans back to look at her. "The statistical probability of love at first sight.” 

Don't judge me. I like cheesey things.


The book is, perhaps predictable  However it's fun, sopping and so romantic that you almost want to take the book and have a picnic in the park with it. In Paris. Then later we could go to the top of the Eiffel Tower?

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  1. I love the way the story wraps up, it truly was a perfect ending for this particular journey and I'm so glad I got to go on it with these characters. I can't wait for everyone to be able to read it and fall in love with Hadley and Oliver, too :0)

  2. I completely agree! Sometimes stand alone books are amazing just for that reason - that everything (normally!) wraps up and concludes. Hadley and Oliver are the cutest!! :)