The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight: A Book Review


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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

Summary: Hadley is on her way to London for her dad’s wedding when she misses her flight by four. single. minutes. The time it takes to make your bed or eat your breakfast, those four minutes caused Hadley to reschedule her flight. However, if she didn’t miss her flight, how would she have met the handsome, charming Oliver? Oliver and Hadley were coincidentally both going to London for family matters, and just happened to have seats next together. Over the course of five hours, they bonded with each other, learning the basics, like favorite colors and foods, and the deeper stuff, like Hadley’s relationship with her dad, and more about Oliver’s family. And, then just like that, they disappear from each other lives, although neither were ready to say goodbye. Will Hadley and Oliver ever see each other again?

My Thoughts: I picked up this book based on the fonts :) Kudos to the cover designers for creating such a spot-on design! Cover aside, the book wasn’t as good as it looked. Don’t get me wrong, it was still good, but nothing great. Hadley’s character development was magnificent, but the rest of the characters had room for improvement. I’m really glad that Hadley actually liked her stepmother because in almost every other book I read, the main character hates their stepmom or stepdad. Frankly, it gets annoying and repetitive. Despite a few bumps, Hadley and her dad had a solid relationship. I loved the scene before the wedding, with the little hints to the past. Hadley and Oliver were cute together, but I didn’t really “feel” their chemistry. They only met a day ago, and the author worked it up to seem like they were the ones getting married. I didn’t get the true love that the author was going for. However, if there were an epilogue, I would have like to see them still dating :) Oliver’s character and personality was all over the place. And the funeral? Totally confusing. The book moved incredibly slowly. The entire book take place over the course of one day, so the chapters only told the events of one hour. I do appreciate the times in the beginning of each chapter. It helped me figure out where I was in the story. Overall, cute YA lit, but nothing memorable. {The cover, on the other hand, is very memorable!}

Pros: Fun idea and developed plot. Okay character development.

Cons: The story moved slowly, and some characters were badly developed.

Heads Up: Romance, but nothing major.

Overall: I give it 3 1/2 {*** 1/2} stars. I recommend it for ages 13 and up.

Bella :)


5 thoughts on “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight: A Book Review

  1. […] The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith // A total font geek at heart, this cover makes me so happy! :) The typography obviously is the star of the cover, but the little details, like the pops of red and how the image is blurry except for the people in the middle, all add up. {review can be found here.} […]


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