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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

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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 30 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 February 16, 2012

    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 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!!!!

    17 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Just Average. My friend was obsessing with this book to me so I

    Just Average.

    My friend was obsessing with this book to me so I decided to give it a shot. After I read it, I began to wonder why on Earth did she love it so much!? I would only recommend this book to a 12 year old girl who is obsessed with cliche romance novels. 
    There was no big plot twist or climax and it was extremely predictable. You know the saying "Don't judge a book by it cover" well, that does not apply to this book. The cover says it all honestly. Two strangers meet, fall in love, and get their happy ever after. In conclusion I found this book to be quite tedious and would only recommend to someone who is obsessed with sappy, cliche love stories. That's just my opinion. 

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    not worth it

    not worth it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Anonomys

    I felt the book was pretty good wasnt all that but good out of
    all love stories it was nice to see something with a little twist at first sight relationships and i loved the father-daughter moments in between it gave that kind of teen connection. Though i hoped it would be more exciting and a little moe kissing action it was a nice story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2013

    Review: Chaser I really wanted to love this book.  The concept i

    Review: Chaser
    I really wanted to love this book.  The concept is genuine and sweet but the writing just didn’t take me there.  I felt like I was floating above the Hadley character watching her but not becoming emotionally attached to her situation.  I felt like the jumping back in forth in time in the middle of the book only disconnected me more.  The plane trip from the U.S. to Europe is long, the book should have taken advantage of this and developed the attraction between the characters.  Instead it started with a strong intention, then jumped to the landing and glancing back, momentarily, at moments we didn’t get to be included in until it was an afterthought.  I know I am a ‘first person’ enthusiast.  I enjoyed the storyline but I wish I could have seen more development between the characters.

    Great One-liners/Quotes:
    Hadley to Oliver:  “Not everyone makes it fifty-two years, and if you do, it doesn’t matter that you once stood in front of all those people and said that you would. The important part is that you had someone to stick by you all that time. Even when everything sucked.” He laughs. “Marriage: for when everything sucks.”
    Smith, Jennifer E. (2012-01-02). The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (pp. 50-51). Poppy. Kindle Edition.

    Hadley:  The stories had become a part of her by then; they stuck to her bones like a good meal, bloomed inside of her like a garden. They were as deep and meaningful as any other trait Dad had passed along to her: her blue eyes, her straw-colored hair, the sprinkling of freckles across her nose.
    Smith, Jennifer E. (2012-01-02). The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (p. 152). Poppy. Kindle Edition.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Lame

    I thought there wasn't any depth to this story. Was bored.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    awesome book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    overall good

    This book was an overall good book, but I was dissapointed. I was looking for a deep love story book and this did not quite quench my needs. I HIGHLY recommend The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

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