The Avery Shaw Experiment – Kelly Oram | BOOK REVIEW

Title: The Avery Shaw Experiment (Science Squad #1)
Author: Kelly Oram
Release date: 4.5.2016
Rating: 4.5/5



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.


The first thing that came to my mind after reading the book was I NEED MORE. I can’t get enough of Avery and Grayson. The book is so adorable and hilarious.

The story is written with two points of view, Grayson’s and Avery’s. I love books with two different points of view because I get to understand the character’s feelings.

Avery Shaw was in love with her best friend since birth, Aiden Kennedy. Always together, it was inevitable that the two will end up together. However, on New Year’s Eve, Aiden broke Avery’s heart by telling her that he had a girlfriend and they needed to give each other’s space.

With a broken heart, Avery decided to do an experiment for the Science fair – studying how the 7 stages of grief could help her get over her broken heart. Lucky for her, Grayson Kennedy, Aiden’s older brother, was there to pick her up and help her with her experiment.

Grayson Kennedy is a very swoon-worthy guy. I WANT MY OWN GRAYSON. He’s sweet and considerate. He’s charming and hilarious. He’s just really irresistible. He was also the one who bridged the gap between the popular kids and the nerds (Which I find interesting because the popular gangs in this story are not the stereotypical mean and rude kids)

Aiden is the character I can’t stand. He wasn’t brave enough to stand for his friend and that’s one thing I hate from a guy. Him being insensitive with Avery also makes me dislike him even more. I’m glad though that Avery and him can mend their friendship.

The story to me is perfect. It flows nicely and it feels realistic. The interactions between Avery and Grayson are just so cute. Most of the time, I wish I was Avery because Grayson is just that perfect. I find the 7 stages of grief very interesting and helpful in a way. I recommend everyone, especially those who are going through break up, to read this book.


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