#Review | The Avery Shaw Experiment

March 22, 2014

The Avery Shaw Experiment
Author:  Kelly Oram
Pages: 278
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: May 4th,2013

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

As of recently,I caved in and finally decided to get a kindle instead of a nook so that I could read more ebooks from netgalley and amazon. While scrolling threw the numerous books they had, I had decided to see some of the best sellers and stumbled upon The Avery Shaw Experiment.  Upon first look the cover was super cute and so I decided to investigate further by reading the summary and it drew me in. I expected this story to be cute, fun and even a little funny and this book defiantly lived up to my expectations.  

Avery Shaw has been Aiden's best friend since before birth when their mom's met at a prenatal yoga class and (grossly) threw up on each other. Ever since then their moms and Avery and Aiden have been best friends. Now seventeen,Avery has finally realized that she likes Aiden. While Aiden,unaware, decides to break the news that he believes they need time apart. Avery is distraught and stumbles into Grayson, Aiden's older brother, he comforts her and eventually is forced to partner up with Avery for extra credit in science class. Avery is now faced with the challenge of a life without a bestfriend and a life full of Grayson. 

Just the thought of a love triangle with two brothers made me really want to read this. I mean come on that has to at least has to make you a little curious! With this being said, I know that there are a lot of love triangles with two brothers. However, this story was very believable and full of nerds. Need I say more? 

Okay well just in case I do,the characters in this book made this story and I know what your thinking -- well of course they do! The characters always make or break a story, but this story had the most amazing characters that were supper funny, nice and just over all amazing there are just no words at this moment to describe them. The members of the science club were so inviting and accepted Grayson for who he was even though they knew he wasn't particularly the smartest person and even tried to help him out by breaking it down for him and going bowling. Every single character was just so charming that you couldn't help, but love em'. 

Avery, the main character, is a super nerd and she's totally not afraid to embrace her inner nerd regardless of what other people think, but the reader defiantly see's Avery break out of her shell and become someone whose even more confident in herself and who she truly is. At first Avery is very shy and hides behind Aiden, but when Grayson takes her underneath his wing to protect her from his brother she is able to be more confident with who she is.It's just a breath of fresh air to watch her break out of her shell. 

Honestly,there's not much I can say about this story without giving the whole thing away. You will just have to read and find out for yourself! 

The Avery Shaw Experiment is an light, refreshing read with characters you will adore. Don't miss out on the very complicated, but cute lives of Grayson, Aiden and Avery Shaw. 

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this book before!! Seems like fun :D
    Nice review, I will check this one out!!

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