Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Age group: Young Adult
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge
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.
First Line: "There are so many ways it could have all turned out differently."
This book was sweet. At times it was so sweet it could make your teeth hurt. But it was sweet in a good way, not in that so-sweet-I-want-to-puke way. It was nice. The story takes place in only 24 hours, but really, that is enough time, at least for this book. It tells the story of Hadley, and I loved the way Jennifer had incorporated the stories from Hadley's past, that way we got to know her.
The storyline was great, it was inventive and it was random, which I really liked, I loved that this book wasn't just about love it was also about family and the complications that come with divorce.
On to the characters, they were amazing, both Hadley and Oliver are such loveable characters, they are relatable, which is really nice, and they are such a funny pair, they play off each other very well when they are together and their relationship evolves in a nice way. It's not instalove, like in a lot of chicklit, which I think is great (..eventhough I like reading some of that sometimes too).
I really enjoyed this book quite a lot, it was a wonderful story. That is why I am giving it four loving hearts;
Until next time - happy reading,