Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cover Talk

by Kelly Oram

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  "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."

As much as it pains me to admit, I choose books by their covers.  When I first began doing quite a bit of reading for fun, I'd always go for the bright colorful covers that looked like they contained fun reads.  More often than not, this theory worked.  I think a great cover is important for a book.  It has to be attractive and draw readers in.  So here are my thoughts on the cover shown above.

I think the cover for The Avery Shaw Experiment is pretty cute.  It looks like a fun little high school love story.  Without reading the synopsis, from the cover I gather one of them is the smart type (hence the periodic table).  I'm assuming it's the girl, because she looks a little more put together.  The guy is all t-shirt and jeans leading me to believe he is more of a bit of a slacker type.  And the overall feeling that I get is that the two of them fall in love.  The lightheartedness of the cover leads me to believe that it's going to be a fun read, sort of like a romantic comedy of sorts.  This looks like something I would enjoy reading.  A good lighthearted beach read.  I'll definitely have to check it out!

So what do you all think?  Do you judge books by their covers?  What is your opinion of this one?

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