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I'm an internet junkie that is obsessed with books. I own more than I will ever read in this lifetime and yet I'm still compelled
to buy more. I read mostly romance (mild to completely smutty), YA and urban fantasy.

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith

This book had two big things that could have gone horribly wrong for me. One is that the whole book takes place over the course of 24-ish hours and the second is that it's in present tense. These were two things that could have ultimately ruined the book for me, but I'm pleased and surprised to say that they didn't.

 

The whole book takes place in 24 hours which could have made the story a bit frantic, but luckily it didn't feel that way at all. I was very impressed with how the author was able to make me believe in Hadley's character growth in such a short amount of time.

 

While there is a love story in this book with a cute British guy named Oliver, I think the story is really more about how Hadley comes to accept her fathers affair and the divorce of her parents. I liked that both parents were just portrayed as real people who had made mistakes. Hadley has to overcome a lot of anger toward her father and his new wife and I liked how meeting Oliver allowed her to do that.

 

I did think the story was a bit slow in the beginning. In fact for the first 70 pages or so I didn't feel especially invested, but once Hadley and Oliver arrived in London I read straight through till the end. Overall, a cute YA story that left me smiling.

 

As a side note: I think this particular book would be a good read for teens of all ages as there wasn't anything too questionable content wise.