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April 5th, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (2012)
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 236 (hardcover)
Series: Stand Alone

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Why I Read It: I'm sticking to my resolution of reading as many 2012 releases that catch my eye. I'm not usually into "cute" books like this, but it sounded TOO cute to pass up. Also, I've been busy with school stuff (well, I still am actually, but anyway) and haven't been able to handle anything that's too intellectually strenuous or long.

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Final Judgment: In a lot of ways, this novel reminded me Anna and the French Kiss. Not because the plots were all the similar, but more because of the ways that the novel made me feel. Also, they're both cutesy Contemporary YAs with a focus on romance that have actual substance to them. The writing style threw me off a bit at first, but once I got used to it, it made sense. The two leads are easy to root for (the male lead is also really cute, which helps) and Hadley's family troubles make her easy to sympathize with (even when she's not always exhibiting exemplary behaviour.) The book is short, the plot is simple, but Smith didn't adorn it with any unneeded fluff, which made for a tight and well-paced story with wonderfully developed characters. I wholeheartedly recommend this to fans of contemporary YA that are looking for something relatively light and fluffy but not forgettable, or fans of Anna and the French Kiss.

Cover Commentary: Reminds me of a poster for an indie film. Super twee, but super cute.

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