The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

perf5.250x8.000.inddHow did I get the book?
I bought it.

Genre: Contemporary

Previously reviewed:
Being Jamie Baker

Synopsis: 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.

200words (or less) review: I really enjoyed The Avery Shaw Experiment. It’s not often that I like all the characters from the very beginning or get so involved in the story. This is definitely my favourite book by Kelly Oram.

Avery has been in love with her best friend for years so when Aiden asks for space Avery’s world crumples. Because of the weird family/friend dynamic of this story Avery has no concept of a world without Aiden and Aiden announcing his need for space during a family gathering sets her of in a panic. Avery hides – in the shower – with Grayson, Aiden’s older brother. I loved that scene, it’s both adorable and ridiculous and Kelly Oram really made it work.

The Avery Shaw Experiment is dual narrative by Avery and Grayson. Both characters are instantly likeable. Grayson in particular as he sets out to convince Avery that she really doesn’t need Aiden. The story is well paced with some great moments. I really believed in Avery and Grayson budding relationship and had a smile throughout.

If you need something to cheer you up, make you laugh and give you that all round happy fuzzy feeling this is the book for you.

Recommend it?


2 thoughts on “The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

  1. This sounds perfect! I love dual narrative books and that cover is so cute as well. I’ll definitely be looking this one up because I am always up for a contemporary that makes me laugh 🙂 thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

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