Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Happy Halloween! For those who think they're "too old" for trick-or-treating, there's a book to keep you company; The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. Here's a description:
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. 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?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
I have to admit that I loved Hadley and Oliver right off the bat. They're so perfect for each other that I think Edward and Bella have some competition for the "YA Perfect Couple" award. At one point in the story, an elderly woman said to the couple, "...when you're young and in love, a seven-hour plane ride can seem like a lifetime..." and she was definitely right. It was incredible that Hadley and Oliver had just met because the connection was so strong and believable. I was easily convinced that it was true love. One of the many things I liked about the book was that it's not all about "love at first sight" but a second chance in love. Jennifer Smith expresses very positively that having a second chance can be just as powerful as the first.
I highly recommend The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight for those who like a quick, easy read. You have nothing to fear. Just enjoy the thrills and chills of love at first sight.
To check out more of Jennifer Smith's incredible tales of love, go to her website http://www.jenniferesmith.com/
Find all of Jennifer's books available in the Monroe County Library System here.