The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Paperback)
Quirks of timing feature in this romantic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver find that true love can be unexpected.Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having just missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking 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 cramped 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 lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
About the Author
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between, The Geography of You and Me, This Is What Happy Looks Like, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. She earned a master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. She currently lives in New York City.
"A gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate... an endearing and lushly written account of how it feels to fall in love, the unique heartbreak of parental disappointment and what it means to forgive those who've hurt us deeply."—The New York Times Book Review
sweet, character-driven, romantic comedy with plenty of twists to keep readers
engaged and is sure to delight teens from beginning to end. Young adult readers
will enjoy reading about Hadley and Oliver, two characters who are familiar,
witty, and have terrific chemistry together. This book is highly recommended
and would be a great addition to any library serving teens who enjoy romance
and realistic fiction. Be prepared to have this book fly of the shelves."
—VOYA (starred review)
"A closely observed, ultimately moving tale of love, family
and otherwise....Smith's acute insights make Hadley's heartache and loss as real
as the magical unfurling of new love."
"The teens are realistic and empathetic
characters, and their story unfolds effortlessly, quickly capturing readers'
interest. Fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy this enchanting novel of family
quandaries and love at first sight."
"A falling-in-love story as comfortable as an old sofa, and
those looking for pages that turn easily will find a good candidate here."
extraordinary look at chance, connections, and the power of family and love, The Statistical Probability of Love at First
Sight will make your heart sing."
—Elizabeth Scott, author of Between Here and Forever and Something, Maybe
"This phenomenal depiction of an instant
connection shows that everything happens for a reason. Smith's unique story
will make you contemplate the magic of fate. I've been waiting for a love story
like this forever."—Susane Colasanti, bestselling author of So Much Closer and When It Happens
"Romantic and wise, The
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is a must-read. And the
second you meet Oliver, you're going to pray you miss your next flight."
—Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)
"Romantic, witty and real - it is a
statistical certainty that you will love this book." —Margaret Stohl, bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures novels
"Sparkly dialogue and a
great setting make this a Nora Ephron-esque treat."
—Elle Magazine (UK edition)
"This irresistible novel seems set to become
one of the most talked about books of the year - think David Nicholls' One Day
meets TV's 24... a brilliantly conceived read."
—Glamour Magazine (UK Edition)