This summer, I want to revive the place where I can talk about books with no one stopping me - my blog. I made my transfer to wordpress. I've also changed my blog name from IvanBookworm to Rumpelstiltskin and Co.
Visit the new blog and find out why I transferred. My blogger posts are also there, too.
What I like about this book is the title. I know you do, too.
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
Swoony, sweet, all-airplane scenes, cheesy conversations – this was my first impression for The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. I know you do too, I really like the title of the book. Statistical probability? – that seems to be a mathematical phrase.
I’m pleased that the book has these sweet moments that make you swoon for a fraction of a minute. At least they make the prose alive. It also has the heavy problems that make each character as if they are real beings in dreadful situations. However, their actions failed them.
A beautiful plane so small compared to
the sky. (source)
I really would like to love the book. But there were points that I cannot simply ignore and its forbidding me to like the story. Oliver was too mainstream. We’ve been to many books with perfect British guy - cool, handsome, attractive accent and kind with sense of humor. It is becoming so common to contemporary literature. On the other side, Hadley’s actions were just for a daughter with a dad marrying another girl beside her mom. It was natural for her to despise the other women. But her actions when it comes with Oliver, they were too unrealistic. You don’t go after a complete stranger; add the factor that she was in another country. A 24-hour plane ride is not enough to tell yourself you’re in love with your seatmate.
On the positive note.
Throughout the book, I really like the ending. No biased statements or anything else. I just simply love it. I love how things became settled for both Hadley and his father about this new marriage thing. It’s lovely. And I wish all stepmoms are like Charlotte.
Good day! fellow readers and swooners and travelers and adventurers - okay, that's enough. I just miss you all after my VERY long absence from the blogosphere. It's been a hectic month. But now, hey! I'm graduating high school! Finally! And that will mean more reading this coming summer.
And now for the IMM, I have three books for you. And yes, I've been in constant desire to read them.