Book Review: The Rosie Project

rosieLooking for a great book that will make you feel warm and fuzzy all over?  Then let me introduce you to The Rosie Project! Funny, cute, and charming, The Rosie Project is a fantastic story that will leave you with a smile on your face! I absolutely loved it!!!

The book centres on Don Tillman, a 39 year old genetics professor who is socially challenged to say the least. Living with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome, Don is extremely intelligent, but lacks the most basic of social skills. When a random acquaintance remarks that Don would make a wonderful husband, his first reaction is shock. Intrigued, Don decides to start “The Wife Project,” and uses a sophisticated questionnaire of his own devising to find himself the perfect romantic partner. She must be punctual, tidy, logical, and most definitely not a smoker! Rosie Jarman, however, is none of these things, and yet Don can’t help but find himself being drawn to the fiery, intelligent barmaid who stumbles into his life. But can Don put aside his need for organization and logic in his life in order to make room for love?

Already an international bestseller, The Rosie Project is being called the “feel-good-hit” of 2013, and I 100% agree! Graeme Simsion’s story is both heartwarming and fun! I think Chelsey from Chels and a Book described it perfectly: “This book deserves a hug. And you deserve to read a book that deserves a hug!” As soon as I finished reading The Rosie Project my first reaction was to give it a huge bear hug! I wanted to hug the author and Don and Rosie…. even Gene the womanizer deserved a warm embrace!

What is it that makes The Rosie Project so special? Some would say its quirky love plot and characters that you can’t help but root for. Other’s would answer that it is the novel’s underlying  questioning of society’s norms, our ability to empathize, and the need for human connection. All I know is that I LOVED this book and it belongs on my shelf of all time favourites. This is one story that I definitely plan to re-read one day!  Still not convinced? Check out this adorable book trailer below.

Rating: 5 Stars!!!!

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8 thoughts on “Book Review: The Rosie Project

  1. Awwww! I’m so glad you loved this! Warm and fuzzy all over is the perfect way to describe it lol. I’ve heard rumors of a sequel AND a movie – so wooooo! I wish there were more books out there like this! Loved your review :).

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