Reviewed by Natacia, age 12
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, even the title sounds charming! This story is about seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan and plane issues. No I'm not exaggerating one bit! Unfortunately for Hadley, she has just missed the flight to London for her fathers second wedding, by four measly minutes. Not that she's upset, but she is upset over what her father might think. She is anything but ecstatic about the wedding.
Her father met his new bride while teaching at Oxford university while Hadley and her mother were back in America. Because of this, Hadley believes it is all her father's doing that the family is torn apart and wants nothing to do with her step-mother; then the unexpected happens. Hadley's emotionally torn up mother convinces her to go. She does, and when she misses the flight, she meets Oliver; he's British and he's on her flight, in her row! While the seven hour excursion could've ended with some man snoring his butt off, she had the opportunity to share it with Oliver, and slowly she becomes attracted to him.
That's all I've got to say about what it is about. My review on this book is that this is a wonderful contemporary read for people who just want the short but cute stuff. Although it may be only around 200 pages, it felt like you were on that seven hour flight too. The banter is hilarious and cute, with its melodramatic parts. Jennifer E. Smith has wonderfully put together a book that portrays young love.