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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight 
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: January 2, 2012
Book: FC sent by publisher

"Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that 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 in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it."

I have read many books in my life but never have I read a book that so clearly got me that I cried. No, it's not a tear- jerker. It's just that I wish this book was written back when I was a teen so I can have hope in my future. When I was a teen, my parents got married and divorced several times. I hadn't realized till now, how angry I am at my parents. The viscous cycle of what they put me through. How their actions affected me today even now older and married myself. I thought that because of what I grew up with, that is exactly how I'll end up. None of my parents stayed married for more than a few years but always dragged me through their filthy mess. Even now, I struggle with my future because I always think, "I'm just like them." With God's grace and a very loving husband, I have conquered that fear. And this book, gave me hope for teens out there, going through your parents struggles. Remember that you are not them and you can change that.

I related well to this book cause of what the main characters goes through. Her parents divorce, her father leaving and marrying another women just a few short months later. While reading this book I felt the characters anger cause heck, I've been there!! I've been dragged to my parents weddings even though I knew they wouldn't make it. I hated taking photos and absolutely hated it when my parents ask for my consideration. Hadley's father asks but does not give. She is angry, sad, and just disappointed in what has happen in her life. How it all change in a matter of minutes is great!

What I loved about this story is despite what Hadley is going through, she finds peace in the hell that she is going through. She learns to accept her parents decisions but also makes the decisions to do things differently for her. I loved that she stood in what she believe in and sought out to look at things in a whole new perspective. The love interest in this book carries a hope for the reader. That despite what you see, there can be love.
I've may not be a teen but this book connected to me. I really wish Ms. Smith wrote this book when I was 15. Cause had I read it then, I wouldn't have been so angry or scared. It would have given me the tiniest sliver of hope. Just the right amount to make it another day. If you ever been through your parents getting a divorce, re-married or whatnot, read this book.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm so glad this book was good for you, but I'm sorry that your childhood was so tumultuous. It's too bad there wasn't a book like this that you could relate too. I cannot wait to get this one. Soon, I hope.

    1. Thanks Alison! I hope you get to read this book soon.

  2. I'm seeing this book everywhere lately and your review surely intrigued me further.

    Ps: We create our own path Savannah, no matter our parents choices. Reading your review made me remember that myself.

  3. Thanks for the great review!

    I love that this was such a realistic book, yet sweet too! The chemistry between them was amazing, but they were both real and raw about how things aren't all peachy and wonderful.

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  4. Wow Savy, so glad you found a book that really resonated with you, that's always such a fantastic feeling when it happens. The Scorpio Races was that one for me, I just clutched it to my chest and hugged it:) I enjoyed this book as well, and I want to pack up all my bags and go to the airport to see if there's an Oliver waiting there for me!

    1. Thanks Jenny me too! I know this book I will be reading over and over again :)

  5. Sorry about your childhood, glad that things have turned out better for you than a repeat of your past. It's sometimes hard to get out of those viscous cycles. I've heard so many greats things about this so can't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for the wonderful REAL review! <3

  6. Oh I just want to hug you for what your teen self went through! I'm so glad that this book spoke to your teen self even if it was a bit later than it should have been. Your review has me putting this one on my wishlist ASAP.

  7. Eeek! OMG I Loved this story it was so cute and romantic. But it was much more than a love story and I can see how someone who went through a similar ordeal would even relate to this more. Great review!

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  8. Nice review! Here's mine if you don't mind:

    They're turning this one into a movie. I'm so excited!

    Thanks and have a nice day! :)


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