Wednesday, May 15, 2013

a novel recommendation from lorelei gilmore.

A Redbook magazine recently had a brief interview article with Lauren Graham (Lorelei Gilmore) where she recommended books she has read to readers. Gilmore Girls is my all-time favorite show and reading is my all-time favorite pastime, so you can imagine how seriously I took her recommendations.

"I love YA crossover fiction! In Jennifer E. Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, a girl misses a plane and meets a guy. It's a 'what would happen if…?' You don't have to be a teenager to enjoy remembering this crazy time—I watch Homeland and I don't work for the CIA." – Lauren Graham

You can read the rest of the interview here.…which leads me to my next review…

Hadley Sullivan is on her way to London to watch her father get re-married to a Brit she has never met. This wouldn’t be particularly strange if her dad hadn’t fallen in love with this woman while he was temporarily teaching abroad at Oxford STILL married to Hadley’s mother. We see a broken side to the seventeen year old Hadley as she journeys across the pond for the very first time at her mother’s request. Her mother may have forgiven her father, but she couldn’t bring herself to get there yet.
Having missed her flight, Hadley was stuck at the JFK airport when she met him. Oliver. It turns out that maybe fate had something to do with her missing the first flight, and seating her in the same row as this handsome stranger. They spend the entire flight talking, learning about each other, neither telling their whole story. Oliver attends Yale, not far from Hadley’s house. There’s that fate again. As they descend into Heathrow, both in a hurry to get to their separate events, they share their first kiss in front of customs, not exchanging any contact information. London isn’t all that big if you really think about it, and Hadley does survive her father’s wedding vows, but I will leave it for you to read for yourself.

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