The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion has been all over the book world recently. A ton of bloggers have read it, it’s a featured B&N book, and it was mentioned on a podcast I listened to recently.
But The Rosie Project is not just hype – it’s awesome.
Any fans of Sheldon Cooper out there? The main character of The Rosie Project, Don, is very similar. Don doesn’t realize it, but he has Asperger’s, which causes him to be a little socially inept and very strict with scheduling. What Don wants is a wife, so he plans to find one. . . Through the Wife Project. What is the Wife Project? Basically a super long questionnaire with which Don expects to find his wife.
But when his friend Gene sets him up with Rosie, Don is thrown for a loop.
I loved this novel. Don is hilarious, lovable, and super smart. Rosie is caring, spunky, and hilarious. The Rosie Project hides within it an unconventional love story, and one that is begging you to read it.
The only negative? The ending fell a teensy bit flat for me.
Check out Words for Worms’ Fellowship of the Worms for more linked-up reviews (but beware, her blog post has spoilers!).