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Book Review: 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.”


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight had my hooked the moment I read the title. Is that not one of the best titles ever? And look at that cover! There’s no way that I could not read this book, especially after reading the synopsis and hearing how awesome it is from other readers.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight lived up to its hype and so much more. If you’re a fan of contemporary, there’s not a doubt in my mind you won’t be glued to this book from start to finish like I was. There’s just something appealing about the book. The book sparks hope that maybe there is such a thing as love at first sight as many people would like to believe. And even non-believers may be moved by this book.

Both the characters and writing were great. I was expecting The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight to be told in first person, but surprisingly it was told in third person. Even in third person, the writing captured the emotion of the main character and occasionally teased the reader. The characters definitely nuzzled their way into my heart, and I’m sure the same will happen to many other people who read the book. I also found myself very sympathetic to Hadley because I know what it’s like to have parents divorce and remarry.

The ending was so perfect! It was adorable and made me want to hug the book and then read it over and over again. It also made me want to start hanging out at airports and being four minutes late to everything.


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was a really great and fantastic read that young adult contemporary and romance fans must read. It will have you laughing, smiling, and so interested in the story that you’ll never want to put it down.

Rating: 5/5

Source: Finished Copy from publisher

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