The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram (Review)

I've finally read The Avery Shaw Experiment after it being on my tbr for two years!
I hope you've been enjoying all the fan fair this week. :) Check out my review below...

The Avery Shaw ExperimentThe Avery Shaw Experiment
(Science Squad #1)
by Kelly Oram
YA Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 221 Pages
May 4th 2013 by 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.


My Review

Avery Shaw, the main character of The Avery Shaw Experiment, is just super adorable. Her shyness mixed with smarts, and full of heart made a character I loved. Throw in the other main character, Grayson Kennedy, who was charismatic, charming, suave, sweet, and then just right out gorgeous, and it was a fantastic mix. This was one very enjoyable, sarcastic, humorous, sparks-flying ride.

I've just come to the conclusion, after finishing this story and reading one other book by this author, that I love this author's humor. The sarcasm, teasing, sparks, friendships... Just highly entertaining. I love how her characters have their own weaknesses, some of which they change as their stories unfold. In the case of Avery, I loved seeing her come into her own and come out of that shell of hers. I loved seeing Grayson challenge her, make her laugh, protect her, and make her feel and think things she hasn't before. I loved how Avery challenged Grayson's mind, but also his sincerity. She surprised him and gave him a look at something different that made him think that he'd been dating the wrong kind of girl for far too long.

I went back and forth on how to rate this one. If it was cleaned up more and if I felt Grayson was a little less mushy and more realistic (guys don't really quite gush like that), it would definitely be higher. Those were really my only qualms. And the fact that it made me laugh and was so entertaining just about made up for them.

Overall a highly entertaining and sweet story. If you enjoy reading contemporary YA, then this is one you should try.

Content: Lots of innuendo, lots of swearing (mostly the s-word).

Source: Purchased

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