YA Review of The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram


The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

Age Range: 14 and up

Series: None

Genre: Contemporary romance

Print Length: 157 pages

Publisher: Bluefields (May 2, 2013)

Source: From author for review

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

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.

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

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.

About the Author:

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her
favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and
friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too
much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of
Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

My Thoughts:

SUCH a fun book. Kelly Oram always sucks me into her stories. I couldn’t
put this book down. It was so light and fun and full of humor.

Avery is a fun character to read about. She is super shy, to the point
of having social anxiety. Meeting new people and trying new things are
really difficult for her, especially if it means that a lot of attention
will be on her. So when her best friend and secret crush, Aiden, tells
her he needs some space, she’s heartbroken. Luckily, Aiden’s older
brother Grayson steps in and takes over Avery’s social life. But Grayson
has bigger plans for Avery than just helping her make new friends.

Grayson is a big time womanizer. He flirts with everything in sight.
He’s cute and he knows it. Girls fall for him, but he never falls for
them. He’s not the kind of guy (real or fictional) that I usually like. However, Kelly always manages to make me love the boys in her books, even if I
would barely tolerate their presence in real life. Grayson is no
different. He won me over by the end.

There is a TON of innuendo in this book. If you are thinking of getting
it for your teenager, you will probably want to read it first to make
sure you’re okay with the content. There is also a lot of language in
it, but no F-words.

Content: Language and innuendo.

Source: I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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    Born Bookish
    June 18, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I've heard a lot of good things about this one, it's on my TBR. Glad you enjoyed it =)

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    June 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Glad you liked this one! It's been on my list for awhile now so it's great to know it's a fun read.

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