The statistical probability of love at first sight [electronic resource]. Jennifer E Smith.
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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. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother 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 sitting in her row. A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more? Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. ...
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Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 5
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
6.1 ATOS Level
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- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2012 January
Gr 8â11â"Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?" If she'd been four minutes earlier, 17-year-old Hadley would have made her flight to London for her father's wedding. She wouldn't have been stuck at JFK waiting for the next flight. She would never have met Oliver and sat next to him on the long flight to Heathrow, talking quietly in the darkened plane. And when they arrive in London, both dreading their destinations, she isn't ready to let go of what has developed between them. This novel has a simple premise, but it is packed with detail, emotion, and likable characters. Hadley hasn't seen her father since her parents' divorce and is dreading this trip. Her story is told in flashbacks as she flirts with Oliver, talking to him about things she's never revealed to anyone else. The teens are realistic and empathetic characters, and their story unfolds effortlessly, quickly capturing readers' interest. Fans of Sarah Dessen will enjoy this enchanting novel of family quandaries and love at first sight.âHeather Miller Cover, Homewood Public Library, AL[Page 129]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.