The Avery Shaw Experiment

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Kelly Oram

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Heartbroken science geek, Avery Shaw, decides to prove the cure for her broken heart lies with the seven stages of grief, while her science partner, the charming, popular Grayson Kennedy decides what she really needs is him.


Comedy,Young Adult,Romance

Short Summary

Avery and Aiden have been best friends since birth. They have all the same friends, classes, hobbies, and are co-presidents of the science club at school. For as long as they’ve been friends, she has been in love with him. When he blindsides her with the news of a secret girlfriend, she's devastated

Aiden finally goes to Avery and apologizes. He says he loves her and tells her everything she’s ever wanted to hear. When he kisses her, she realizes he’s not the one she loves. She moves from depression to acceptance and is finally ready to be with Grayson. He and Avery finally get together.


Utah - high school

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Avery Shaw

Age: 16

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic,Educated,Naive,Insecure,Selfless,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Grayson Kennedy

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Romantic,Honorable,Heartthrob,Funny,Sexy,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Libby Garrett

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Confident,Blunt,Outspoken,Sarcastic,Unapologetic,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Aiden Kennedy

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Educated,Greedy,Manipulative

Development Pitch

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. Pitch deck attached.

About The Author

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self published

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available



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