The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

Posted 6 December, 2013 by Paige in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The Avery Shaw ExperimentThe Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Release Date: May 4th 2013
Publisher: Bluefields

When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically.

The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.

Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest.

I found this book to be a cute, short read. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t an absolute favorite. Although, I think this book would definitely appeal to the younger teen crowd. Avery could definitely be seen as inspirational in some ways. One thing that bugged me, though, is that these two people were best friends for years(Avery and Aiden) and then all of a sudden Aiden decides that he now not only doesn’t want to be science partners but wants to cut Avery completely off from his life. There really wasn’t any building up to it. Despite that one bothersome detail I really did enjoy the book as a whole, especially the science fair. I would read more from the author.

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