Book Number 32: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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A recommendation from a friend…

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

327 pages
Genre Fiction (Contemporary)
Tuesday 28th October – Friday 14th November (18 days)
3 morning, 1 afternoon, 3 evening.

A recommendation from a friend, and I’m glad she did… this book was great!

Don Tillman is a professor with Aspergers syndrome who only has two friends. His life is regimented, he has set plans and routines, that he doesn’t like to stray from. However, he wants to find a wife…

He makes a questionnaire in which to vet women to find his perfect date, from whether they smoke, to their interests, this survey is strict and only women who answer the majority of the questions correctly will make their way through his strict criteria.

However, he meets Rosie, who is very different, doesn’t fulfil his criteria and messes with his life… but she needs help finding her father, and Don finds himself very drawn to her and her problem.

Over the course of the book, they work together on The Father Project, and inevitably get closer…

This book was warm and funny, a real page turner and a really good look at people with Aspergers. I found the theme of the Aspergers was well written, and from what I know, it seemed pretty accurate, although I do not know much about the subject… It looks at relationships in a very realistic way, I never felt that the book was cliched at any point, the characters seemed very real. Well worth a read, very entertaining and interesting.

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