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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

A review of the young adult novel "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" by Jennifer Smith

Every girl has a fantasy once and a while about going to foreign country and falling in love with an boy.

Some girls dream about love at first sight and feeling that instant connection with someone you just met. 

That idea of fate mixed with mystery entices young girls and gets their minds running wild with a fairytale romance.

Love at first sight was the last thing on Hadley’s mind when her mother made her go to London for her father’s wedding to her new step mother.

In “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” by Jennifer Smith, Hadley is dealing with the aftermath of her parent’s divorce and the fact that she has to go across the pond to her witness her father marrying the women who broke apart her parents.

Hadley is dead set on not going but her mother forces her, telling her that she will regret this decision later in life.

At the beginning of the young adult novel, we see Hadley running through the airport and missing her flight by four minutes.

Four minutes was all it took for Hadley’s life to change.

Because she missed the first flight and had to wait around in the airport for the next one, she meets Oliver, a British Yale student who is flying home. 

It just so happens that they are seated next to each other on the plane to England and share lots of lovely conversation where they get to know each other as best as strangers could.

But once again, fate stepped in and the two were separated at the airport, without knowing anything besides each other’s names.

The book continues and shows the conflict that Hadley experiences once she arrives at her father’s wedding.

Also, the star crossed lovers’ story does not end at the airport as fate brings them together more times throughout the book, meeting completely by accident.

This is one of the best young adult novels I’ve read in a while. It was very well written with a unique story to go with it.

Despite the title, the plot didn’t just revolve around love at first sight. It dealt with huge family issues that are common amongst many teens and gave insight on how to deal with them. 

This was a quick, easy read but definitely well worth it. 

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