The Rosie Project Book Review

I may be a little late to this party, but I just have to share how much I loved The Rosie Project!

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Many of you may know that I was a special education teacher before I was a mom, so I almost always enjoy reading books, whether fiction or non-fiction, about people with special with special needs.  The Rosie Project is about Don Tillman, a highly intelligent genetics professor who also happens to be quite socially inept.  Don’t worry, that isn’t an insult.  Don is quite aware of his own social incompetencies and his rigidity to schedules.  Even after researching and giving a presentation on Asperger’s Syndrome, Don still doesn’t seem to quite connect the dots.

Don has just a few close friends, and even fewer girlfriend prospects.  Knowing that his personality quirks affects his dating life, Don decides to embark on The Wife Project.  He creates a formal survey which he will give to all potential candidates to determine if they meet his extremely high standards.  If they pass, which very few do, then they can be considered for wife material.

In the midst of wife hunting, Don is introduced to Rosie who proceeds to turn his neat and orderly life upside down.  Because of her many eccentricities, Don quickly excludes Rosie from The Wife Project.  Yet he is drawn to Rosie and goes to great lengths to help her with a major life project of her own.

I really adored this book.  It was a quick, light-hearted read.  They say opposites attract and in Rosie and Don’s case, this seems to be true.  You will find yourself chuckling out loud to this sweet rom-com.  And rumor has it that Jennifer Lawrence will star as Rosie in an upcoming movie production of the Rosie Project.

If you loved the Rosie Project, check out the sequel:

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