Wednesday, July 16, 2014

*BOOK REVIEW* The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E Smith

I will base this review on 6 things. They are: Dialogue, Cover, Storyline's Compatibility with its
Summary, Characters, How Logical Scenes and Settings are, and finally, the Pace.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
{Author: Jennifer E Smith}
{Pages: 236}
{Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown}
{I own a copy}
So, how to begin. From the beginning it was smooth sailing. I enjoyed every bit of Jennifer's writing style including the interaction from her characters. Sometimes in books the interaction can come off as phony, too perfect, and clearly spelled out. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight's dialogue was not only humorous and enjoyable, but easy going and totally REAL! Though I personally would never delve into a relationship on a plan and go chasing after him through never seemed stupid while reading it. But that's all about scenes so let's get back to dialogue. Well you can already tell that she's strained by her father's departure from their family and throughout the entire book Jennifer held that strain which is really good. You can't just have such hard feelings about a subject and three chapters in dump it and go back to being not so worried about it. Hadley throughout the book was angry about her father's second marriage but continually remembered back to the times that they were together and how happy they were. It was part of her character's mind. That will be discussed more in the character's portion. Though Hadley was the main protagonist and her voice was the only one heard you got to have a real love for her love interest, Oliver. Oliver is an amazing guy who also has an amazing voice, though it's only heard from Hadley's view. I will honestly go as far as to say that when I was reading Jennifer's novel, I kept noticing how amazing her writing was and feel good enough about it now to say that she could very possibly be the female version of John Green. Her books, this one specifically, are humorous like John's and are written pieces of art, like John's.


I don't even think I need to explain my love for this cover. This year I've found myself obsessed with girly contemporary covers, cool fonts, pops of colors and amazing titles. I plan on shaking Jennifer's hand in the future for this title cause sweet mother Francis it's so witty and beautiful and it matches the cover and the writing. Though, maybe it's just me who notices this, but the guy on the cover... he looks kind of old. it's not going to make much a difference saying it but he looks almost 30 and not at all what I imagined for Oliver but then again who I imagined Oliver to look like well....... you'll just have to peek at the Character's portion of this to find out and have a good laugh. Hey, I laughed at myself even.

{Storyline's Compatibility With It's Summary}
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

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.

So, the summary clearly states that Hadley meets Oliver at the airport. Check!
Then Hadley loses Oliver in the craziness of the airport. Check!
Basically every word of this summary is honest and true to a tee.
Hadley's character is amazingly real. Jennifer kept Hadley's character consistent. For example, like I mentioned before, Hadley had hard (completely understandable) feelings about her Father's absence. She was angry with him for leaving their happy family, she was unhappy that she even had to travel to his wedding with a woman she hadn't even met yet. It was clear the way she felt, and Jennifer was able to keep those feelings going. They didn't just magically disappear during the story. That makes for an amazing story by the way. Hadley has a great sense of humor that bounces perfectly off Oliver's humor. Now Oliver, though a second character, is brilliant, hilarious and spunky. Okay...spunky is a funny word but what the heck! He's spunky. Now I guess I have to admit, when imagining Oliver I just kept thinking of Harry Styles from One Direction. I don't get why, if it was the longish hair, or the fact that he's British but it's also quite possible it's because of the humor.
{How Logical Scenes and Settings Are}
Well, the setting is just perfect. It's London, England. Come On! Also it all takes place in one of the most unexpected areas to meet  your Love at First Sight, an Airport. I could never imagine finding love at first sight in an airport. All I'd see is a gross looking guy in overalls and an old lady in a moose sweater.
The point of this is that Hadley meets a British guy, it's logical that they may meet at an airport or in England.
*Just to explain the need for this category of review, some books in past have had some very unbelievable and unethical settings. Either the genre just didn't add up or common sense just kicked in. So this is just an explanation for why I added this category.
Okay, this story is stretched over a 24 hour period. Usually I would laugh and be like, yeah right. I'd go against this type of romance usually. This time though it makes sense. The title is The Statistical Probability of LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.... it was love at first sight. The pace made sense for this novel and thankfully it still, despite that, didn't go too fast. It was  evenly paced and in the end a very enjoyable read.
So, in the end, I LOVE THIS BOOK!


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