Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight

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

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. (Book Description)

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I discovered this book while browsing in Amazon. My first impression is that the cover looks like some sort of cover you'll see in writing sites. In short, it looks amateurish. But they say never judge a book by its cover. Upon reading the book description, I was intrigued. Love in 24 hours? Love at first sight? And it all sounds so cool so I gave it try. 

And Oh my gosh! This has to be one of the best YA Novels out there. It's not just about Hadley's story but it's every girl's story. I found myself in her shoes. This novel is about the real life, no magic, no dark creatures, no high technologies but the words used and the flow of the prose are both strong and really powerful that I was sobbing so hard.

What I was expecting was a real cheesy romance. Yes, there is romance but it's really deep and most of the time fun. That's because of our hero Oliver. And I absolutely fell for this guy! He's real, not some shallow character just powered by his looks and huskiness but really a complex character as well. I love all their fun times and cried at their hard times! And to think that it all indeed happened in 24 hours! (I salute you Jennifer Smith!)

But it's not entirely romance. Because romance just makes you giddy and giggly and hopelessly hope for your own Oliver. But this book is about family, - parents to be exact. I can feel the doubts and pain Hadley is experiencing in the first parts and I completely adore the self-discovery in the end. It took me to a brand new light about my parents as well. I love the surprise about Oliver as well. I swear I found myself crying alongside Hadley and sobbing that, "No, no! It can't be!"

Overall, I toally love this! And will treasure all the lessons and romance in here! A very great and must read!

Below are the book trailers in both Hadley's and Oliver's POV.







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