Monday, 22 July 2013

Mini Book Review: The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

Title: The Avery Shaw Experiment
Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields
Released: May 2013

Summary: 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.

The Avery Shaw Experiment is delightfully fun, romantic teen read. It features a: 

a) Cute nerdy science girl
b) Hot athletic guy
c) Science fair
d) Funny BFF with no filter and, 
e) heap of banter and innuendo 

It is a truly enjoyable read with cute characters and funny and swoony moments. It's a perfect pick-me-up read if you're feeling low. And just goes to show that not all books that feature cliches (e.g. nerdy girl and popular guy) have to be trite and stale. I really enjoyed the alternating POVs, in particular Grayson's bold and cheeky narrative voice. Avery's sweet and  naive personality is the perfect pairing to Grayson's outspokenness. I loved how Grayson bought Avery out of her shell and helped her not only overcome her heartache, but become a stronger person. The Avery Shaw Experiment is a perfect summer read: fun, funny and super sweet. 

Have you read The Avery Shaw Experiment? 
What's your favourite cliche?


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