le book review number sixty-three~ the statistical probability of love at first sight

Sunday, 4 November 2012

title: the statistical probability of love at first sight
author: jennifer e. smith
series/standalone: standalone
personal star rating: 4.4/5 stars

from the back cover:
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...but then se meets the perfect boy in JFK airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row. After a long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the chaos of the airport upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Set over a twenty-four-hour period, Hadley and Oliver's story makes you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

thoughts on the front cover:
the title font is remarkable. I like the grayscale with the colour splash. I like the blurred people with the focus simply on the couple in the heart.

first sentence:
"There are so many ways it could have all turned out differently."

I really liked this book. I liked the innocent love story told in 24 hours. I like the idea that someone can find someone so suddenly and know that it's right. I think it's a cute story, albeit predictable. The characters were reasonably well constructed but it seemed that Hadley was given almost too many imperfections to make her seem more real. But overall, she was pretty strong with her uniqueness. I liked the whole airport/ airplane aspect. It gives it a very suspended appeal of in-between and that's exactly where both characters are. I quite enjoyed reading this book. It had it's moments and I'd consider reading it again.