“It’s not the changes that will break your heart; it’s the tug of familiarity.”
Hello people, yes I am actually sticking to my schedule and writing a book review! What book am I reviewing today? The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. Let’s get started! (P.S for the rest of this review I will be referring to the title as TSPLFS because the title is WAY to long to type it about a million and a half times.)
Today should be one of the worst days of 17 year old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second weddin, which is takin place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramed waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row.
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver loose track of eachother in the airport choas upon arrival. Can fate intervene and bring them together once more?
Okay so, as you can probably tell by the summary I fell madly in love with these book at first sight. The book is narrated by Hadley’s first person view of the situation unravelling before her eyes. And I saw a review on goodreads of this book and I’m pretty sure it summed it up with a pretty neat bow. TSPLFS is a book with an un-unique plot; with a unique twist.
Now let’s talk about the airport. Hadley and Oliver are at the airport for just under half of the book, and I’ve never really heard, especially not read a book where the characters meet at the airport, like this. Yes there are several contemporary’s where the characters meet and fall in love at the airport but this one was different somehow.
4 out of 5 stars. It was amazing and heartbreaking and I read it in one 5 hour sitting but it could have been just a tiny bit better. Especially with Hadley’s narration kind of repeating the same thing with different words.
Would you read more by this author?
Definetley! I actually have another one of her books “The Geography of You and Me” sitting on my shelf basically screaming “Read me! Read me!” So I probably will be reading that book very soon.
Would you encourage others to read this book?
Um, yeah. I’ve been kind of doing that ever since I started this review
So that’s all for this Monday, I’ll see you guys on Wednesday! Bye! ~Blondie