The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
By Jennifer E. Smith
January 2, 2012
Poppy, 256 pages
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.
— Amazon.com description
Oh Lord, I feel bad for Future Anna. Think of all the books she has to read, the work she has to do, and yet…I can already tell she is going to spend a LOT of time rereading this book in years to come. It’s a keeper, guys.
This is, without a doubt, one of the best books I’ve read all year. I read it in one sitting because I couldn’t fathom going to bed without knowing how it ended. It’s that captivating.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight has me tingling, heart-aching, giggling and swooning. It’s a stunning romance that only spans a day but somehow manages to convey the ins and outs of a lifetime of love, from the warm fuzzies of getting-to-know-you to loss to the emptiness of goodbyes.
And it’s not just about boy-girl love: It’s also an enthralling story about the complications of family. Plus, it would make an excellent movie. HELLO, HOLLYWOOD! DID YOU HEAR ME?
I realize I’m being an awful tease by sharing the full extent of my giddiness so far in advance, but I just couldn’t hold it in for a second longer. This is a book I just know I’m going to come back to for years to come. Preorder it here.