5 Muffins Book Reviews

Review of ‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion

I picked up The Rosie Project awhile ago, but I wanted a quick read before Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released, and could think of nothing more perfect to lighten the mood after quite a few crime thriller novels!

Below is my review, plus a sneaky peak at the front cover and description and places to buy:

About The Book

‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion

Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that it’s not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not.

My Review

The Rosie Project is a light-hearted, humorous novel following Don Tillman on his search for the most compatible woman, aka ‘The Wife Project’. With the aid of a scientifically justified questionnaire and his good friend Gene, he finds a few women who would be suitable sufficient for him, but none of them turned out quite to plan. Then Gene introduces Don to Rosie, who is quite possibly the most incompatible woman for him, but he drawn to her and her ‘father problems’. As their relationship develops and Don helps Rosie find her biological father, Don starts to wonder what love really feels like and how incompatible Rosie might actually turn out to be. The events throughout the book are told as any upside down love story is, slighly predictable with an exciting and beautiful ending. The book was fairly fast paced, with quite a simple but face splitting love story that will melt everyone’s heart who reads it.

Don was by far my favourite character because of his nerdy, awkward personality (he reminded my of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory!) , but Gene was also very funny with his sexual conquests, if you will. The best part of the book was by far the ending, with the scene in the University Club with Rosie (no spoilers!) and the final chapter with life after. The whole book was written very well, with humour in all the right places, and heart melting moments too.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good laugh and an adorable love story. Anyone who is a fan of romance or rom com will fall for Don and The Rosie Project.

My Rating: 5 Muffins out of 5

Where To Buy

If you like the sound of the book, here is where you can buy the book (including, but not limited to):


The Book Depository

  Cover photo and description taken from Goodreads (view book profile here)

By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

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