The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

imageThe Rosie Effect. Well, what can I say? It’s as brilliant and witty as The Rosie Project.

The sequel follows Don Tillman’s marriage to Rosie who eventually becomes pregnant. Emotionally detached, Don aims to be a perfect father through research but this research leads to dramatic confrontations and layer upon layer of deception, making you laugh and sigh “oh, Don.” All these things Don face causes a growing distance between him and Rosie, and he has to find a way to win her back.

The Rosie Effect is well-written, so thorough that it made me cry – I can’t find a fault with this book. I didn’t have trouble understanding or lose interest despite the very, very, very rational/academic writing style. It made the story and character believable.

I fell deeper in love with the characters and no matter how different and nerdy you are, you’re still a person with feelings and deserve to be loved – I love that Don and Rosie don’t change each other despite their differences. It’s precious and an example of a not-perfect-but-healthy relationship 🙂


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