Sunday, 30 June 2013

The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram (Review)

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Number of Pages: 278
For ages 15+

"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." -Goodreads

So I've been in Europe for about the past two weeks and before I went I new I was going to need some books to read on the eight hour flights and this book was PERFECT for keeping me entertained during those stuffy, cramped flights! Also I had read Kelly Oram's other book, V is for Virgin, and LOVED IT so I was hoping this one would be good to! ... It was beyond good. 

I loved Avery to death. She was super adorable, and shy, but she also had a determined spirit to her, which in my opinion became more evident because of a special boy with the name of Grayson. I'm just sayin'... I really felt for the poor girl. I mean, being best friends with someone for your whole entire life and then they decide they need "space." I MEAN REALLY? Not going to lie I was pretty angry at Aiden. I thought he was an utter and complete idiot. BUT he does redeem himself. And also without Aiden being an idiot we wouldn't have gotten the SWOON WORTHINESS of Grayson. And we cannot have that. Trust me. 

So now that we just so happened to get onto the subject of Grayson Kennedy I feel like we should maybe discuss this topic a little bit more because there is never TOO MUCH discussion about Grayson Kennedy. He is swoony as all get out. My stinkin' gravy. Like, he's literally swoony from the third page until the end. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? HOW? I'm pretty sure the man sitting next to me on the plane was a little worried for me because, yes, there were times where I would kind of get that really dumb, dopey look on my face and I wanted to be that girl who sighs and hugs her book to her chest. But, alas, I did not. Then I would've gotten some REALLY weird looks. Back to Grayson. He's the kind of character who looks super macho and tough and looks like someone who could care less but in reality he has insecurities just like everyone else. (Yeah, I figured that out all by myself. I'm deep.) He was SO STINKING SWEET to Avery and always wanted to protect her, always making sure he was doing what was best for her. Not to mention he was smoooooth. Also he called her Aves. AVES. HOW CUTE IS THAT?! And yes, so did other people, but coming from Grayson Kennedy it was adorable. He's goin' on the Swoon Worthy Boy List. Don't even act surprised.

And wow... That was a really long paragraph about Grayson Kennedy... Whoops. (I'm not really that sorry.)

On to things other than Grayson Kennedy even though we all know I could talk about him for about three more paragraphs. I loved how much Avery developed as a person throughout this book. She started out as a shy science "nerd" who had anxiety and as Grayson helped her face all of these obstacles she began to form into a more confident person. ALL BECAUSE OF A BOY NAMED GRAYSON. And now I'm talking about how swoony Grayson is again. Guys, I can't help it. 

I wanted this book to go on for so much longer then it did because the ending was so adorable. I honestly would not have minded at least three more chapters of just Grayson being adorable with Avery. I would have been perfectly content. But that's how books work, I guess. Darn conclusions.

If you couldn't tell by my humongously long paragraph about the main guy character, I'm in love with this book. It was funny, adorable, and filled with a whole bunch of swoon worthiness which is always a plus. Five out of five diva crowns! And four of those diva crowns are because of Grayson Kennedy. ...I have a problem.

Thanks everyone for reading and I hope your week is filled with *SPARKLES!*

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