The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Published: January 2, 2012
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a story that follows a girl named Hadely and her trip to her father’s wedding with a woman she has never met. We then meet Oliver who is also traveling and we are swept on their journey together.
I had never read a Jennifer E Smith book and I wish I had sooner because oh my gosh this book was so cute and I loved it! It takes me a while to get into the mood to read contemporaries, and when the urge hit me again I decided to take it and just dive on into this book. I just felt the story was so beautiful, and it really was just a nice story with great writing, and lovely characters.
I honestly found myself really feeling connected to Hadley. I’m not in her situation or have experienced it, but I felt some of the things she felt before. It was great getting to read about a character who was flawed, and wasn’t afraid to feel certain emotions she probably shouldn’t have felt. I also loved that she learned from that, and grew as a person. She developed into someone more mature young lady. She was selfish at first, and learned later to accept what was going on and move forward on a better footing with her father and step-mother. She also never lost sight of that even after all she felt towards her father, he was still her father and she loved him. I think that part really connected with me, since I am very close with my father.
Oliver during the plane ride was a ball of fun. He was witty, adorable, as well as deep. He had his personal issues with his life, but he made sure to put Hadley at ease with her fear of small spaces and flying. He was also one of those people who really knew how to enjoy life, even when it gets crappy. I also loved his importance to Hadley’s development, it really added to the story.
Overall I just fell in love with the entire story, as well as the characters. I actually have started This is What Happy Looks Like. So far compared to this one, I’m enjoying Love at First Sight more, but we’ll see what happens as I continue reading it. Highly reccomend to those who are trying to get into more contemporary, as well as romance lovers everywhere. So cute and brings such a good message.
Let me know if you’ve read it or any other Jennifer E Smith books in the comments below, and also your thoughts on them!