Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, by Jennifer E. Smith
Barnes & Noble
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.
Love love love love love this book! It is definitely one of my new favorites and I'm adding all of Smith's other works to my To Read list.
Smith's writing is evocative and poignant, something you don't see too often in the Young Adult genre. I liken it to The Fault in Our Stars: the subject matter is different, but the writing makes you feel like you are right there and experiencing everything first-hand.
I need to have this book in my personal collection so I can read it again and again and again.