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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Book Club: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The June Book Club pick was The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

This is the story of Don a science professor who has an aspergers type personality and in his awkward matter of fact way creates a questionnaire for a perfect potential wife, aptly named The Wife Project.

Don reminded me of Sheldon from the American TV show The Big Bang Theory, he has that nerdy persona about him where he'll answer questions factually and won't do things unless they have a purpose. His days are timed down to the second with only practical activities, he doesn't do anything just for fun including his meal plan of eating the same dinner on the same day every week.

This book is one of those ugly ducklings turned into a swan type story where you're rooting for a happy ending. You can't help but like Don and his frank up front lateral thinking. The other characters in the book, his womanising best friend also a professor and his wife and of course a girl named Rosie also add a bit of interest.

I would recommend this book to everyone, both young and old. I would especially recommend it to high school kids as I think it's important to be aware that everyone is different and just because they are doesn't mean they should be estranged .... you never know what someone else is really going through.

I give this book 4 stars

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

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  1. I have recently finished this book and just loved it, easy to read, loved how someone with Aspergers can be flexible, don't actually believe that they can but what do I know. Enjoy xxx

    1. Yes I found the aspergers side of it really interesting too. It was a great read :)

  2. I have seen a few people recommend this story now, I'll have to hunt it down!

    1. It is a popular one, there were 6 reservations in front of me at the library for it so I managed to borrow it from a friend.

  3. Hi Michelle, I'm going to look out for this one! Cheers


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