The Queen’s Book Talk # 12 : The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram

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Ebook, 278 pages
Published May 4th 2013 by Bluefields (first published May 2nd 2013)
ISBN13 9780985627737

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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.

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This book was such a fun read. I was laughing most of the book. Grayson was such a sweet and fun character. Yes there were sad moments but really  it’s a light romantic read. Total page turner.

The switching POVs are perfect. They are so unlike of each other’s views. I loved that it brought a broader meaning and coverage for the whole book. We cannot only feel the main POVs feelings and experiences but also explore them in the eyes of the other.

Avery and Aiden’s relationship that most of bestfriend’s go through. I believe that sometimes deep friendship might be mistaken with romantic love but the way Aiden handled it though was very douchey. It was very touching for Greyson to stand up for Avery and if that wasn’t swoon worthy then I don’t know what is.

I also liked that this book mixed social classes. Common stereotyping of jocks and geeks were present here but they were shown as persons and not merele nust their class. Greyson’s group of populars accepted Avery and helped her. Avery’s group of geeks accepted Greyson and helped him pass Physics. It just shows that these classes are not always destructive and not to be used to divide everyone.

Avery’s stages of grief where shown in precisely true order. I learned a thing or two from this book that I may be also use on my own. (LOL) I think that everyone should learn from Avery.

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In conclusion I am giving this theory or book 4 Royal Stars. This book is perfect for our YA readers that are going through some breakups either romantic or friendship and they might just learn a thing or two.

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