Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
The synopsis of a young man and young woman who meet and fall for each other, told over a 24 hour period, doesn't really sound like my kind of book. But I wanted to hug this book when I was done. I was afraid of a major case of insta-love, which I don't like, but I got a well developed and believable process of falling for each other instead. The romance was believable and I found myself rooting for the characters.
The characters were great. The dialogue was great. The setting - an airport and then a plane - was wonderful and unique. Although there were parts that made me extremely uncomfortable because of my personal life experience, overall I loved this book.
The writing flowed so well and her turn of words was amazing. A couple of my favorite quotes:
He's like a song she can't get out of her head (page 11)Or
"It's not supposed to," Mom said with a smile. "Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world." (page 165)I keep saying that I'm not big on YA contemporaries but I've been enjoying all the ones that I've read. I'd recommend this one to anyone who enjoys well thought out, likeable characters and YA with romance.
Your turn...have you heard of this one? Read it? Loved it or not?