Monday 16 December 2013

Mini Reviews: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E.Smith & Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Pages: 236
Publication Date: January 2, 2012
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Rating: 1/5 stars

With a span of twenty-four hours, I think that the author did a unique take that isn't really common nowadays. I have to admit that it was refreshing to find something new, but the whole concept was too fast for me. There were certain scenes where I thought the author should have slowed things down a bit like for instance with Allie forgiving her father. Forgiveness burst out of nowhere. I mean, it was a joyful moment that she did, but it seemed unrealistic for her to do so since what her father did was quite awful. On goodreads, I rated this four stars, but after a few months of letting this book sink in, I realized what Allie's father did was inexcusable. His excuse for cheating and leaving his family was that he fell in love with someone else. I can't tolerate this at all. As I'm writing this, I could feel my dislike for Allie's father rise up. Sorry, but I'm dropping this to a one star.

Author: Lisa Schroeder
Pages: 412
Publication Date: December 14, 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 3/5 stars

It's rare for me to pick up a novel that is written in verse, but after being impressed with Schroeder's The Day Before, I decided to pick this one up. Brooklyn lost her boyfriend a year ago. Constantly writing letters to Lucca, she struggled with moving on. Her life had instantly become dull the moment he left. I think the author did a splendid job in displaying the character's emotions. The emotions struck me deep as if I were going through the same situations she was going through. Surprisingly, this book may be a bit haunting, but it was truly a great read. If you were interested in trying out books that are written in verse, Lisa Scroeder's books are the way to go.


  1. Great mini review of THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY. I was sort of on the fence about reading it, not sure if the whole concept would come off as cheesy and unrealistic. I would completely agree with you about the forgiveness thing. It doesn't just come out of a nowhere, especially if her father did that.

    1. I have to admit the book was incredibly cheesy and unrealistic, however, it did bring a smile to my face a few times. What her father did was a huge drawback. It took me several months to realize how awful of a father and husband he was to his family. But, you could always give it a try. I do know a few people who loved this book.