The Unread Reader. Each week you pick a boy from a book that makes you all warm and fuzzy and you post all about him.
This week I read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith and I met Oliver.
Isn't Oliver the cutest name on the face of the earth? I absolutely love it! Which adds onto my love I had for this character.
*Grew up in England but goes to college in the States
*Didn't have a very good childhood
*"tall and lanky, with tousled hair and startling green eyes"
*Said hair is a dark color
*Helps old women and teenage girls in the airport (haha)
Who I picture him looking like:
Oliver is a younger Jim Sturgess to me!
"She grabs Oliver's shirt tightly, afraid of being swept away from him. but his hand is pressing on her back as he kisses her, and the truth is, she's never felt so safe in her life. His lips are soft and taste salty from the pretzels they shared earlier, and she closes her eyes--just for a moment--and the rest of the world disappears."
“He’s like a song she can’t get out of her head. Hard as she tries, the melody of their meeting runs through her mind on an endless loop, each time as surprisingly sweet as the last, like a lullaby, like a hymn, and she doesn’t think she could ever get tired of hearing it."
“I can't believe you're here," she says, her voice soft. "I can't believe you found me."
"You found me first," he says, and when he leans to kiss her, it's slow and sweet and she knows that this will be the one she always remembers. Because while the other two kisses felt like endings, this one is unquestionably a beginning.”
“What are you really studying?"
He leans back to look at her. "The statistical probability of love at first sight."
"Very funny," she says. "What is it really?"
"I don't believe you."
He laughs, then lowers his mouth so that it's close to her ear. "People who meet in airports are seventy-two percent more likely too fall for each other than people who meet anywhere else.”