Book 21 of my 2016 Reading Challenge
read on February 14
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Summary (via the book jacket)
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having 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?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
This was a cute read perfect for Valentine's Day. Which is when I read it even though I'm publishing this review in July. Backlog problems...
The pages turn quickly and it was a sigh-worthy YA version of a romantic comedy.
A Few Quotes from the Book
"There are so many ways it could have all turned out differently."
" "I think this [lightning bug] would be happier, too, if you let him go."
Hadley said nothing, though she hugged the jar a bit closer to her.
"You know what they say," Dad said. "If you love something, set it free."
"What if he doesn't come back?"
"Some things do, some things don't," he said, reaching over to tweak her nose. "I'll always come back to you anyway."
"You don't light up," Hadley pointed out, but Dad only smiled.
"I do when I'm with you.""