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The Rosie Project{Book Review}

The Rosie Project

By Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman is a brilliant but socially awkward genetics professor who, at the age of 40, decides it’s time to find a wife. Rosie Jarman meets none of his qualifications – she smokes, drinks, can’t cook, and is chronically late. However, once Don learns about her quest to identify her biological father, he can’t get her out of his mind. He becomes invested in what he dubs The Father Project. But what starts as a sort of social project morphs into much more. It’s incomprehensible to him, but despite the number of reasons Don can cite for why Rosie is not the perfect partner (see aforementioned list of qualifications), he falls in love with her.


Review/Recommendation: My review is going to be short and sweet, just like the book. I really enjoyed it. 🙂 I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that Tillman’s speech and social awkwardness reminded me a lot of Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, although Tillman appears capable of learning those social queues that Sheldon is not. The story is light and quick, although peppered with facts about genetics and Asperger’s . The characters are all likable and quirky. I’d describe it as cutely romantic – not over the top, not super sappy dialog. There were a few lines of dialog in the latter half of the book that had me chuckling out loud.

Grade: A 

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2 Responses to “{Book Review} The Rosie Project”

  • Thanks for the review! This looks like a great rad! I love a book that a can make you laugh out loud, but is also filled with facts!

  • Anna J:

    Yes, and yes! I just re-read The Rosie Project for the second time after referring out to my old book club and enjoyed it just as much. My dad also loved it! Definitely had laugh-out-loud moments and was such sweet reminder of how there are so many different kinds of minds.

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