The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was last modified: May 9th, 2014 by Jenny Sawyer
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Title: The Hired Girl
Author: Laura Amy Schlitz
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Author: Kate Racculia
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Fiction (YA)
Year published: 2012
If only Hadley Sullivan hadn’t missed her flight. If only her father weren’t getting married to some sure-to-be-evil stepmother half a world away. And if only things could be just like they always should have been for Hadley’s family.
But then Hadley wouldn’t have met floppy-haired Oliver, who just happens to be on the next plane over to London…and sitting in Hadley’s row. What follows is a Cinderella-style story set over 24 surreal, heartbreaking, and heartwarming hours. If you’re a fan of romance, reconciliation, or just a fun, fluffy read, then you won’t want to miss The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.
OK. So The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight isn’t any great revelation. It’s not much of a page-turner unless you tend to fall really hard for romances. And yet, I’d still call it a fun, fluffy read that you might want to pick up. But, first, Let’s get a few things straight.
1) This book is a little formulaic. (Missed connections? Yeah, that’s been done.)
2) This book is a little…stereotypical. (A floppy-haired, lanky boy as the dreamboat love interest? Have we seen that before?)
And yet. And yet. When Hadley Sullivan misses her flight to London (where she’ll be participating in her father’s second wedding to her sure-to-be-evil stepmother), she has a chance encounter with cute guy Oliver and very good things happen over the next 24 crazy hours.
I think the thing I enjoyed so much about The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight was the fact that, fluffy and fun as it was, it also managed to offer some believable character development, and a sweet parent/child reconciliation that was poignant without being cheesy.
Sure, the moments of profundity may be sparse, but the surprisingly good writing, coupled with the wish fulfillment premise, makes The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight a book that offers you a high probability of enjoyment.