The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary
Rating: 2.5 stars

I picked this Contemporary Young Adult to read as my 2nd book for the 24-Hour Dewey's Readathon that just passed, mainly because it only had 215 pages. I also tend to fly through contemporary YA, so this was a perfect choice for that.
I enjoyed my time reading this and I got exactly what I wanted - something fast-paced and something cute. 
It was a bit too quick though, to the point that I felt it was rushed. And reading this, I have learned that I simply am not a fan of stories that give us "immediate love stories" where it's sudden, where there's no build up, no development. I like my love stories that take their time, and gradually grow over time. 
And to be honest, I didn't feel like there's any depth to the story. The characters all seem one dimensional to me, and I might not be able to tell them apart if I didn't know their names. 

It's not a bad book by any means. It was such a quick read, probably good for a beach read. For me though, I wasn't particularly wow'ed by it. 


  1. I'm kinda glad I decided not to read this one - I had it on my TBR list for awhile but it got pushed off over time. I'm the same way - I don't really like insta-love and very few books can pull it off.

  2. It's good to see a more balanced review of this, all of the other reviews I've seen have been overwhelmingly positive. I find it really hard to find a good contemporary YA, and this doesn't seem to be one for me!

  3. I'll keep this in mind for when I need a quick read.