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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.
Publisher: New York : Poppy, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316122382
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: 236 p. ; 22 cm.


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Nov 09, 2014
  • Emma_Sophia rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

When Hadley gets on a plane to go to her father’s wedding, she is seated next to Oliver, a young man going to his father’s funeral. Quickly, the two talk, and over the plane trip, fall in love. Unfortunately, they do not exchange numbers. How will Hadley find Oliver again? Does she want to?
Read this if you like: Sweet romances, quick reads, fluffy books.

Dec 30, 2013
  • jhonnyappleseed2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely love this book! I picked it up because I was in the mood for a sappy love story, but I got much more than I bargained for! With father-daughter problems, bitter feelings about divorce, and the slightly awkward feeling of new love, this book is one that I didn't put down till I was done. It's a perfect "I'm bored and need an awesome book" read.

Aug 05, 2013
  • trishhh17 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

If you're finding a book that is cheesy this is not the book you are finding. You might expect it from the title but the story more revolves around the family of the two characters than the story of both of them.

Jul 19, 2013
  • anigirl10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my all time FAVORITE book ever. I just love this book. Its sweet and happy and wow. I just have no words. For a person who has never had a favorite book this one is now on the list.

May 20, 2013
  • Braniac4ever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The novel was a really cute read. It takes place over 24 hours and it doesn't just focus on the romance aspect, which was refreshing . The characters are memorable and their conversations on the plane were adorable. My only wish is that it was longer, but it had a good ending.

May 05, 2013
  • hmcgivney rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I was expecting a cute love story, and this included that, but was much more of a story about fathers and daughters, and whether its better to hurt people in the interest of ultimate happiness, or try to make things work as they stand. With the amount of bitterness and teen-angst that Hadley had been directing at her father, it felt a bit too pat that she would forgive and forget so quickly, but it made for a nice ending.

Mar 28, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Smith's novel is a delight. Hadley is a thoroughly believable seventeen year old girl who is dealing with the trauma of her parents' divorce and the dreaded remarriage of her father. In contrast with this realistic family drama is the very sweet moments between Hadley and Owen. They spark, banter, and are just thoroughly charming whenever they're together. The dream of being seated next to a cute British boy on an airplane has never been cuter. A brilliant juxtaposition of dealing with the changes in a family that you can't control and the magic of a chance encounter, the book is a realistic and sweet read.

Jan 09, 2013
  • transparentdreamer rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sweet and lovely. Written by longtime Nerdfighter, Recommended by John Green.

I usually don't like this type of book but I thought it was quirky and interesting.

Dec 03, 2012
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This book was so bad! There was no chemistry between the characters and the character development sucked. Now this book just haunts my nightmares.

Sep 30, 2012
  • Lotte_ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A cute short read. kept you wondering what would happen next. all teens who like love stories will LOVE this one!

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Feb 13, 2015
  • cebn rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

cebn thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jul 19, 2013
  • anigirl10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

anigirl10 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Dec 03, 2012
  • bookgeek101 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 12, 2012
  • Ron_Ron rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Do you believe in love at first sight? If not, then follow in the footsteps of Hadley and Oliver as they embark on a flight from New York to London. Somewhere along the lines of that they fall head of over heels in love. It's funny what fate seems to do to your heart.


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