Review: The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

Posted July 7, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 5 Comments

Review: The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

The Avery Shaw Experiment

by Kelly Oram
Series: Science Squad #1
Published on May 4th 2013
by Bluefields
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: Being Jamie Baker, Cinder & Ella, V is for Virgin, A is for Abstinence, Cinder & Ella

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.

5 Stars


Okay fine, I’ll do it already! You’re now on my autobuy-list Kelly. In the next few days I’ll probably devour all your other books because I just know I’ll love them. This is the second book of yours I’ve read and the second to take a place among my all-time-favorites. Happy now? Yeah? Me too!

The Avery Shaw Experiment about, duh, Avery Shaw. Avery’s heart is shattered into a million pieces by her life-long best friend Aiden and she plans on dealing with this the only way she knows how: scientifically. Since Aiden has now ditched her for the science fair too, she comes up with a theory that a broken heart can be cured by going through the seven stages of grief. She even finds a new partner for this experiment in Grayson, Aiden’s older brother. But she doesn’t know that Grayson has an experiment of his own with Avery.

This is like one of those live action Disney Channel Original movies but better. Is it a bit predictable? Absolutely! Is the romance a bit cheesy? Yes! Are the characters stereotypes? Of course! Did I care about any of this? No way! I loved this book to bits. I loved the friendships, I loved the characters, I loved the romance and I loved the humor. I was laughing out loud a lot! Especially when the science club is helping Avery with tutoring Grayson in Physics. It’s hilarious! I adore this book. I really do.

Oh my god there are so many characters I need to mention because I love them so much! There is Libby, Avery’s awesome best friend. I loved her so much. She’s very straight-forward and isn’t afraid to let everyone know what she thinks. I loved the other ‘science-geeks’ too, but Libby the most. I loved the parents. I totally believed Avery and Aiden’s moms being best friends. They’re not in the book that much, but I did love them when they were. I loved Grayson’s friends too! Can’t forget those. Yeah in the end I did love Aiden too, even though he was a bit of an ass. I did get his bond with Avery though. Their moms met when they were pregnant, gave birth to both of them on the same day and they raised them together. You know birthday parties and everything. Avery and Aiden became best friends and while I do think that’s cool, it was unhealthy too. So I actually was grateful for Aiden’s stupidness because it was exactly what they both needed.

I love Avery so much. She grows a lot in this book and I’m so proud of her! I felt all the emotions as she went through the seven stages of grief and yes, Anger was the most fun to read. I loved her loyalty to Aiden even though he broke her heart. I loved her chemistry with Grayson and how he was the one to get her out of her shell and open her up to the world. Grayson is my new book boyfriend. For sure. I love him and I rooted for him and I want him.

The Avery Shaw experiment is another home run for Kelly Oram. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a fun, adorable and romantic read. I finished this one in one epic sitting and yes, my butt hurt in the end.



About Kelly Oram

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

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