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.
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.
I really am going to have to stop reading about so many new books. I am finding so many good books that I am going to go broke buying everything I see. That’s what happened when I found this book, I read about it and wanted to read it NOW. It is a young adult book but really was enjoyable to me.
Hadley Sullivan is on her way to London from Connecticut. She is seventeen and really unhappy about the trip. She misses her flight and has to wait three hours for the next one. Oliver is eighteen, British and is waiting for the same flight. He is just what she needs. Her father is getting married the next day. Oliver becomes her sounding board about all her frustrations with her father for breaking up their family for another woman. They end up sitting next to each other on the flight. A lot can be said during a seven hour flight. They manage to lose each other when they get to the airport-without even knowing each others last names. I need to stop here or it will ruin the story. And what a good story it is. It’s not as simple as a love story. Oliver has his own problems. You see hints of that early on. It’s definitely about first love but it’s also about learning about the hard things in life, like death of a marriage and loss of a family as you know it. I give it 4 solid stars but I am sure many younger readers would give it 5.