The Rosie Effect - Graeme Simsion | Book Review

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Pages: 414 paperback
Publication date: September 30th, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
How I got the copy: Library 
Rating:  4 out of 5
Genre: Fiction/Romance
Series: Don Tillman #2


Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion’s international smash hit The Rosie Project, you will love The Rosie Effect.

The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge.

Rosie is pregnant.

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia back together, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him most.

Get ready for The Rosie Effect, the new hilarious and heart-wrenching romantic comedy of the year.


This was so fun to read! The crazy situations that Don Tillman got himself into were rediculous but possible to a person so awkward and literal as Don. In addition to Don, Rosie in this sequel made this even crazier than the first book. 

The sequel follows Don and Rosie along there journey of marriage! We all thought Don wouldn't be able to hold a relationship because of all of his quirks but with the right person he was finally able to disrupt his stricked schedule (more like Rosie accidently gets Don to shift his schedule) and to compromise, which was difficult for Don. 

One of the main situations with Rosie and Don was that Rosie is such a feminist that she pushes SO MANY PEOPLE AWAY and doesn't want help from anyone... especially men... aka mostly Don, her HUSBAND. Which is crazy! He's supposed to be her support system now and she pushes him away, while blaming him as the one who isn't capable in holding a "normal" relationship.

As fun as it is to follow these two characters throughtout this book, I just wanted to shake Rosie into some sense! Don only wants to help her in his own weird way and she should have known that.. Rosie should know Don by then, that Don will never be so obviously normal but I guess this is coming from a girl that's been with her boyfriend for about 3.5 years and the span of Rosie's and Don's relationship is not even half of that. So, I see why she's doubts some situations and how Don acts through them but so much more would have been solved or even resolved before it became a problem if Rosie and Don just had better communication in there relationship!
During some conversations Don tries to have with Rosie she totally cuts him off because she just doesn't care about what he says or just because she's annoyed or stressed, which is one of Rosies' flawes but something Don can deal with because of his he lacks emotional connection and social awkwardness.

This series is so easy to read and that's something I love about this sequel and the first book, The Rosie Effect. Even though this is really easy to read and follow, it also talks about genetics, psychology and statistics.

Overall, I loved this book. It was a great journey to follow and I can't wait for the third one! Let's hope that the last one will be released in paperback as well and not be a Stephanie Perkins companion novel situation. 

I recommend this to readers who enjoy contempory and romances.


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