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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
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There isn’t one moment in this sweet story when you don’t know what is going to happen next, but still, that didn’t stop me from reading it. It’s the perfect book when you want a Hallmark movie equivalent, especially for Valentine’s Day.

Hadley, age 17, missed the plane to London she is supposed to take to attend her father’s second wedding, about which she’s unhappy and resentful. On the next flight, she happens to sit next to 18-year-old Oliver, a handsome boy who is also visiting his family in London. Hadley is a little self-obsessed and immature, but over the course of the long flight, she learns a thing or two from Oliver, and gets a new perspective on what is really important.

Discussion: There were two GAAAH moments for me in this otherwise cute book. One is at the very beginning, when Hadley just misses the plane by four minutes. REALLY? In 2012, you can just run up to an international flight four MINUTES ahead of time, and think you’re going to get on?!!!

The second is when Hadley describes herself:

"…she didn’t tend to spend a lot of time in front of the mirror, but she was small and blond and pretty enough in the ways that seemed to count for the boys at her school.”

GAAAH!

Evaluation: A nice, light read for Valentine’s Day with a good message (besides the one about small and blond = pretty).
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