The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

After yesterday’s disappointment, I was very hesitant to read Jennifer Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. It was next in my Overdrive bookshelf, but I was not looking forward to it. I had grabbed it because it is supposed to be made into a movie soon, so of course I have to read the book version first. I must get ahead of the spoiler game. I almost postponed the read though, and I’m glad I didn’t.

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This was a definite improvement on the YA theme that I’ve been following. Still very “cute,” but much better developed characters, in my opinion. And I didn’t feel like I was lost in a High School Musical minefield.

That said, I read this book in only two hours. So it was still very simplistic, and definitely brain candy. While they talk about Our Mutual Friend, Dickens this is not. It is a very predictable, lovely story about two young people meeting in an airport and falling into deep, mutual attraction. The dialogue is witty, and the plot is well planned.

It’ll make a cute movie…again, probably another DVD rental. Not a “must see in theaters” one for me.

What do you think about Love At First Sight? A real thing? Or just the beginning of a thing?

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