Book Review! The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Sunday, 15 April 2012


I heard about this novel through a John Green video (figures) and I could not be more happy to have picked it up. After coming off of a slightly more depressing book, this cheered me up. I would call this book a 'summer read'. That just means that its a cute little novel that's thoughtful and witty, but really doesn't amount to anything, or make me feel a lot.

In the beginning of the book you meet Hadley. You also learn that her parents are separated and she is on her way to the UK to see her father remarry. Because of an unfortunate turn of events, she misses her flight by four minutes and ends up befriending Oliver, a Brit who is studying in the states. They end up sitting together and learning all about each other. When they lose each other in mess of the airport, Hadley wonders if she will ever see him again.

I really liked the way that Hadley was a little reluctant at first with Oliver. her past was filled with memories of love falling apart and just the fact that she didn't believe it at first really showed something about her character. You are a product of your environment, and she grew up where love didn't really last. That was all she'd ever known. It showed really great character development.

The story in itself is witty and funny and charming and just a great read. But it didn't go the way i hoped it would. I thought that it would take place over a longer period of time and that you would learn a bit about why Hadley fell for Oliver, or learn a little bit more about him. He was kind of a 2D character for me.

Also the cover was pretty <3
Solid 3/5 stars.

Until next time,
Indigo

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