Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram


Page Count: 464
Expected Published: February 9, 2015

Published by: HarperTeen
Genre(s): YA, Romance, Fantasy, Dystopia, Adventure, Science Fiction
Source: Hardback
Age Rating: PG-14

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon


My Rating: 4.75 stars

Goodreads 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.


Hey guys!

      I picked this book up on a whim, I figured that I needed something light, fluffy, and full of cheesy romance. I'm so glad that I picked this one up. The Avery Shaw Experiment follows Avery Shaw. Avery's best friend has just broken up with her, and her heart is broken. With her best friend's jerky older brother, Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her science fair project. Grayson, the older brother, doesn't even want to help...but he needs the extra credit so he helps Avery out. Grayson thinks he can help Avery get over her heartbreak by living. He knows that she doesn't need to grieve, she needs to move on and live. 

     This was such a funny and romantic book, though I found the relationship to be a bit insta-lovey and cheese-y, it was still very cute and gave me all of the feels. I really enjoyed the whole aspect of the science experiment, and the relationships that Avery develops with her new friends are really cute. Avery is such a dynamic and cool character. I love that she is able to get through most of her problems, and her friends are so supportive and I just really love that. Grayson is such a real guy character. He's totally dreamy. I loved reading the chapters that were in his perspective. His change of character was really cute to read/watch. I also really liked Avery's friends. I really shipped her friend Libby with Grayson's friend Garrett. In fact, the second book in the series, The Libby Garrett Intervention, is all about them, and I plan on reading it soon. 

      Overall, this was a really cute and fluffy romance novel. I really enjoyed the characters and their stories, and I really enjoyed the character development throughout. The science-y aspects were kind of unrealistic, and the solution towards the end was really unrealistic. I felt like the main relationship was really insta-love-y. Even though the attraction is kind of instant, the love seemed really genuine and real. Their relationship was really sweet and really adorable. I can't wait to read more of Kelly Oram's work.

My Favorite Characters: Avery & Grayson & Libby
My Least Favorite Characters: Aiden 

Happy Reading!