“And how could I be sure that other people were not doing the same – playing the game to be accepted but suspecting all the time that they were different?”
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of Pages: 294
Genre: Fiction/ Contemporary
Synopsis: Don Tillman is a genetic professor who loves all things logic and order. He does not have many friends and has never been on a second date. Don decides that it is time to find his perfect partner and begins the Wife Project. The Wife Project a systematic questionnaire to find the perfect mate for him. However, in comes Rosie who is the exact opposite of everything Don is looking for. As Don helps her with a problem of her own, Don has to deal with the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie Jarman and all the crazy she brings into his life.
This was actually a challenge redo for me. I originally chose to read a book with 500+ pages. I put that one back into the jar and chose to reread a favorite book. The Rosie Project was the first book that I read in 2104. I remember liking it a lot (it was my second favorite book), but this time around was just amazing! I enjoyed every minute of rereading this book. I think that I laughed more this time than the first time I read the book.
The characters were amazing! I love books that have well-developed characters. Simsion did a great job with that. All of the characters, even the minor ones, were so dimensional. Of course, my favorite character was the main protagonist, Don. I loved everything about him. His truthful observations about the people around him and situations were hilarious. He is painfully honest, but blind to the same qualities in himself. This time reading, I also enjoyed Rosie a lot more. I don’t remember liking her that much the first time I read the book. The friendship they develop is very special and she helps bring out the best qualities about Don.
The plot of this book was very fast paced and easy to read. It almost read like a romantic comedy. It was so adorable. You can’t help but root for Don throughout the book. I was so happy while reading this book! It really is a heart warming read. I can’t wait to read the second book, The Rosie Effect!
I would recommend this book to everyone.
*FYI: This book has nothing to do with snow. However, I read the majority of this book during Blizzard 2015 and all the snow that is plaguing the Northeast. I thought it was fitting to add some snow. 🙂
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion: 5/5 stars!