First Lines Fridays: September 2nd, 2016
Today’s First Lines Fridayd comes from one of my favorite YA writers, and one of the few for whom I break my “no contemporary” rule.
Each week we will pick a YA or NA book from our shelves and copy the first line, in an attempt to acquaint you with some new reads or reintroduce you to old favorites. We will have an accompanying Instagram pic to go along with our choices each week so check out #firstlinesfridays!
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to join the meme be sure to check out Wandering Words, and here are her rules below.
- Pick a book off your shelf (or your current read) and open to the first page.
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first.
- Finally…reveal the book!
Here is the first line. Check out our instagram too!
To really grasp the full extent of the shock I experienced when Aiden Kennedy broke my heart, you need to understand the unusual circumstances of our relationship up until that point.
The book is . . .
The Avery Shaw Experiment, by Kelly Oram! I absolutely loved this heartfelt, adorable contemporary romance, and can’t recommend the book highly enough. You might remember that I’ve talked about Cinder & Ella, as well as the Being Jamie Baker books, so you know that I’m a bit of a Kelly Oram fan. If you love contemporary romance, then you will love The Avery Shaw Experiment. I don’t need an experiment to guarantee the results . . . hehe, get it? Yes, I’m totally corny.
Category: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication: May 4th, 2013
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.