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Review: The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Goodreads summary:
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.

Question: Was The Avery Shaw Experiment an enjoyable read?

Based on the blurb, the story will be predictable. Avery will successfully experience the seven stages of grief, get over Aiden and find herself in Grayson's arms.

1. Get into a comfortable reading position with book in hand
2. Take a few hours to read the book
3. Collect thoughts

Data: Reading status updates.
- Avery's broken heart as the topic of her science fair project was pure genius.
- The growth and change in Avery was pleasing to see.
- I liked the dual POV's especially Graysons' amusing prologue and epilogue
- Sometimes the characters acted a bit too dense.
- It was a bit weird Avery and Grayson shared every bit of their social lives with their mothers.
- I appreciated that the stereotypes weren't heaped on. Libby, a sassy science geek, was an awesome character who broke stereotypes.

It was kind of predictable but totally adorable and I enjoyed every second of it!