This book was an extremely fast read for me. It helped that it was an easy book to comprehend and the writing was very fluid. Looking at the title, I was expecting it would have some sort of a mathematical/statistical relation kind of like in “Abundance of Katherines” by John Green where the character, throughout the book, tries to come up with an equation that would predict if one is a dump-er or a dump-ee. Anyway, compared to that John Green book, this did not touch upon the mathematical area at all aside from its title. I just thought it was sort of misleading in a way to have that as a title. It was mentioned in the book though, to be fair. This reminds me of times when I first listen to a song (while knowing the title) where I try to find WHY the composer chose that specific title for a song. Most of the times because that word or phrase gets repeated several times, mostly in the chorus or because it just makes perfect sense and any other title would have sounded wrong. The title “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” is obviously a very good title. It’s quite intriguing but like I said, misleading. I feel like it was chosen simply because it sounded cool.
Moving on, this book is about Hadley Sullivan who is on her way to London to attend her father’s wedding. The book starts off with Hadley missing her flight by 4 minutes which then leads her to take the next available flight where she meets a dashing, young, British guy named Oliver. They spend the whole flight talking to each other and.. do I need to carry on? You know what happens. Duh. I’m not going to talk about it any further as with just a few sentences, I could easily tell you the whole story and spoil it for you.
(Can I just say, I had a hard time reading the name, Hadley, in my head. I wanted so much to just read it as Hayley as it rolls off the tongue quite easily than Hadley.)
Read it yourself if you just want a quick read. It is a typical, predictable love story that you’ve probably already imagined happening in your life. I know I have. If you don’t like such cheesy, obvious storylines, best not to read it. It’s not going to blow your mind but it will give you the feels.
UPDATE: I might have been too harsh on my rating the first time. This was actually a good book and a good read. I stand by what I said that it’s not spectacular. Nevertheless, it was not horrible either. Pleasantly average would be a good description for it.
NinthMelody rating: 3.25/5*
*Updated after much contemplation