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Most Helpful Favorable Review

37 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

Beyond Amazing!

I¿ll start by saying this quote from Sea by Heidi Kling: I wanted to tell him that you can meet someone and they can change your life forever, even if you have only known him for a short while¿

That quote was exactly what was manifested in The Statistical Probability...
I¿ll start by saying this quote from Sea by Heidi Kling: I wanted to tell him that you can meet someone and they can change your life forever, even if you have only known him for a short while¿

That quote was exactly what was manifested in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. But when Hadley met Oliver, she wasn¿t really thinking about that. She was thinking that it was all because of the flight. Midair, people meet people, share stories with them and maybe even share a few secrets with them. But upon landing, they just wave goodbye and walk away forever. Somehow, that was what happened to Hadley and Oliver. They met at the airport, left the airport and went their separate ways. It should¿ve stayed that way for them, like for most people, but in 24 hours time, they managed to develop a connection that was sudden, startling and life-changing.

Hadley went to the airport with annoyance, dread and unwillingness building up inside of her. Her father was going to get married to a British woman she¿s never even met, the same British woman that caused her parents¿ divorce. She was one of the bridesmaids. I love Hadley¿s character. She was honest but considerate and unsure in so many ways but determined. She seemed so real. This girl could be me if I were in that position. For this, it was very easy to like her and to feel for her.

Oliver was an English gentleman. Tall, lanky, handsome with good humor, he was absolutely adorable. Throughout the time he spent with Hadley while waiting for their flight and during the flight, he was pleasing, entertaining and amusing. He was the kind of guy that makes a good impression and that is hard to forget. But I could sense that there was something dark about him, like something was weighing down on his shoulders, occasionally making him hunched, distant and silent.

In London, Hadley went through the motions of preparing for the wedding. She met Charlotte, the British woman who captured her Dad¿s heart. There, she realized the truth about her Dad¿s new phase, the changes in her own life and Oliver. The novel was a grand mixture of musings and flashbacks that brought me closer and closer to Hadley. The flashbacks were vivid and painted with emotion. They were honest and real from the memory of a child. It helped me in connecting the dots and seeing the bigger picture.

The writing was breathtaking. I loved it! I loved how the author transformed that most mundane thing into something beautiful and how she injected little bits of realizations about daily life into the novel. It was like looking at life through a different pair of eyes.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is an extraordinary contemporary romance born from an extraordinary circumstance. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is brimming with humor, curiosity, love, changes and regrets that will fly readers to the world of possibility, fresh starts and second chances. I highly recommend this to readers of contemporary romance!

posted by precious_seraph on January 3, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

17 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

Meh!

I personally didn't like this book, but the characters were cute and the daddy daughter relationship was also sweet, but it was way underdeveloped. That is just my feeling. I read tons of books where I love them and people hate them, so preference is everything! I think...
I personally didn't like this book, but the characters were cute and the daddy daughter relationship was also sweet, but it was way underdeveloped. That is just my feeling. I read tons of books where I love them and people hate them, so preference is everything! I think the idea of writing a book based on a 24-hour period is hard, and she did a great job trying! I am glad I read it, but would not read it again! Please dont let my opinion detour you from reading it... I think everyone should try it for themselves!!!!

posted by RyderHM on February 16, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    This book was disappointing, I read the overview and was excited

    This book was disappointing, I read the overview and was excited to read this book because it sounded so good. but it was too predictable and there was no real climax to it. 

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Don't buy

    Aftee reading numerous reviews and seeing this book compared to my favorite author, John Green, I thought I'd give it a try. Worst decision of my life. This book was not worth any of the money I spent on it. It in no way is anything like a John Green book. This book was cute, but very boring and super predictable. I would definitely reccomend it to middle school age but nothing higher. This book lacks depth while it attempts to discuss "daddy issues." It was actually kind of embarrassing to read becauase you could tell the author was trying, but just completely missed it and went way over board with the cliches.

    In summary, if you are over the age of 12, this book is not for you. Unless you enjoy reading shallow cliches about first loves.

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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