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The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith My Rating: 3.0 The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight. With a title like that, how can you not check the book out? However, to my disappointment, once I've finished reading the book, I found out that it doesn't talk about the statistical probability of love at first sight at all. In fact, there is no love at first sight between Hadley and Oliver. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight is about Hadley, a seventeen year old girl who is traveling to London for her father's wedding, who is marrying Charlotte, the stepmother she had never met before. Hadley meets a British boy, Oliver, at the airport and they fall in like, but lost track of each other outside of customs due to separate lines and busy people. Then fate steps in and they meet each other again the very same day, twice. Told in Hadley's point of view, a majority of the book is about Hadley's anger, sadness, and hurt over her father; how her father just ditched her and her mother and fell in love with someone else when he moved across the world to teach at Oxford. I felt Hadley's anger and grew angry at her father myself, wanting her to hurt him the same way he hurt her. The worse part was that he expected her to be okay with everything, with the wedding, his new house, etc. I wasn't completely satisfied with the resolution; I think Hadley forgave him way too easily without him and Charlotte ever really acknowledging what they have done. Now Charlotte. She's described as pretty, understanding, and nice, but no. I can't picture anyone being nice if they broke up a whole family. If I fell in love with a guy that has a wife and a daughter, broke his family up, and am getting married to him, I would feel beyond guilty, not happy that my fiancee's daughter is coming to attend my wedding. I certainly won't be bragging about how we plan to have a baby together. And how can you trust your fiancee when he cheated on his ex-wife before? Can't he do the same to you? And oh, Oliver. Tall, dark, handsome, and British (did I ever mention how I love the British use words like biscuit and bloke?), Oliver was also entertaining. I was in shock when I learned why he was going back to London, hiding the real reason from Hadley, and it really broke him (it's sad that his cheating father died). Oliver is right though, at least Hadley's father didn't hide his affair and hurt everyone else around him because of it. The thing that really threw me is the amount of excitement in The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight. In some parts of the book, the book felt slow and just dragged on, talking on and on about things I had no real interest in knowing about since it was already pointed out before. In other more exciting parts of the book, I couldn't wait to read more, until I hit another draggy part. There was also a problem with the grammar, especially at the beginning. At the prologue, I was wondering what is going on? The first two pages of the prologue is written from the third person's point of view - then suddenly switches to Hadley's. The rest of the book is told in Hadley's point of view, with confusing grammar like wear when it was supposed to be wore. When the reader has to suddenly stop reading the book in the middle of a sentence, blink confusingly and reread the same sentence again, you know that there's a problem, especially if that happens several times throughout the book. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight is not a bad book, but not a book where I'll be itching to reread again either. It's probably one of those books that I'll forget about until someone asks me if I've read it before. The thing that disappoints me the most is how the title has nothing to do with the story. I was expecting something new, but instead, I got something different. ohdamnbooks: the statistical probability of love at first sight