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Book 18 - 2016

Book 18: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith – 215 pages

Description from bookdepository.co.uk:
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything? Imagine if she hadn't forgotten the book. Or if there hadn't been traffic on the expressway. Or if she hadn't fumbled the coins for the toll. What if she'd run just that little bit faster and caught the flight she was supposed to be on. Would it have been something else - the weather over the Atlantic or a fault with the plane? Hadley isn't sure if she believes in destiny or fate but, on what is potentially the worst day of each of their lives, it's the quirks of timing and chance events that mean Hadley meets Oliver...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.

I really liked the title of this book. I know they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I know I do have a tendency to judge a book by its title. I think this book’s title is actually more interesting than the book. It’s an alright story, don’t get me wrong, but its not exceptional. Standard teenage fare – girl meets boy etc, etc. The characters are likeable but not compelling. A lot more could have been done with the plot; it ends up being not much more than a teenage version of Sliding Doors. I liked the stepmother. Maybe I’m just getting too old and crotchety for standard teenage fare. Readable but nothing special…except for that oh so clever title!

18 / 50 books. 36% done!

4475 / 15000 pages. 30% done!

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Tags: romance, young adult

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