“The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion is a sweet and incredibly awkward love story featuring the most two unlikely people to fall in love with each other – Professor of genetics, Don Tillman, and Rosie, a psychology PHD student. Tillman is the most quirkiest guy out there, especially with his “wife project”, experiments, technical way of thinking, and extremely structured lifestyle. Rosie on the other hand is the complete opposite, making her the worst candidate ever for “the wife project.” As these two people fall in love, we fall in love with them, and that’s what makes this book the most perfect love story ever.
Haha can you tell I really loved this book? Definitely better than all the sappy, heart-warming novels I’ve read. Graeme takes a completely different view on what a “love story” consists of…and I love it! I was not expecting this book to be so weird. The tone of the whole book was fantastic, and really gives Mr. Tillman (or should I say Professor Tillman) justice. As his biography/acknowledgements state in the book, he’s worked, reworked, and re-reworked this novel a ton of times…and it really paid off! If you don’t fall in love with this story, then you need to read it over and over again until you do! But, that shouldn’t happen because there should be no problem in you falling in love with Rosie and Don.
The other characters in the book really do tie everything together. Although they don’t play the biggest roles ever, they’re definitely important in helping us understand Don through the contrast of pretty much everyone in the novel!
Overall, this book has a clear 10/10 for me, no questions asked! Easy read, awesome characters, and an even better plot line. Everything I need and look for in my books are all in this novel! So should you read this book? YES. Appropriate for everyone!