Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Earlier this year, we ran a blog post here, encouraging our readers to mention YA books they wanted to read. I named The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Jones, and I am here to report on it.

Here's the cover blurb:

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

Okay, I wholeheartedly recommend this book! I read it in one day, cover-to-cover, pushing real-life obligations away because I simply couldn't put it down. The storyline is easy to follow, but it's the sharp, crisp writing and the characters-who-jump-off-the-page that breathe such life into it.

And not that I think the author intended this, but I kept seeing a younger version of Hugh Grant in Oliver's role, which really, really worked for me!

So how about anybody else? Read any really good YA books lately?

4 fresh comments:

janie Emaus said...

That book sounds wonderful. Right now I'm reading a Jodi Picoult book, not YA. But I think this book is going to be next.

yabooknerd said...

I really liked this one.
I ADORED Grave Mercy! I couldn't put that down.

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, yabooknerd! I just downloaded the first chapter on Grave Mercy to my kindle. Looks wonderful!

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Wow, sounds great, Tina! Looking forward to reading this one!