Lissa's Review: The Avery Shaw Experiment (Science Squad #1) by Kelly Oram
Released: May 2, 2013
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Length: 230 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
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.
Five Boundless Stars
The Avery Shaw Experiment, was so fun and cute. It’s not at all boring and there’s a lot of science. I’ve never been a Science geek, so I probably learned a thing or two in this book.
Avery and Aiden have been best friends before they were even born. Destined by their moms to be, total BFF’s. But it takes a turn for the worse, rather quickly in the beginning. Avery falls apart and Grayson (Aiden’s brother) is there to catch her. Then because of heartbreak, the ultimate science experiment born.. That turns out to be a great one.
I’ve been on an Oram binge read lately. I’m just gobbling up her books. But it’s so easy. Her stories are fun, emotional, cute, and heartbreaking. But in the end she puts all that together into an awesome gift that is… her stories. I read this in a day, I love that. When there’s a certain writing style, that you just wholeheartedly enjoy. You don’t always have to read angst or gritty. Sometimes an awesome YA with heart, does the trick.
I loved the different characters and how they all come together. Even with the different social classes. High School can be a rough time. It will be interesting to see, Libby in all her glory, in the next book.
If you’re looking for something fun and lighthearted. Most definitely pick this one up. Overall, I give this awesome tale Five Boundless Stars.