The Rosie Project is the story of Don Tillman and his quest to find the perfect woman to marry. Don is a middle-aged professor who believes married man live longer than unmarried man. Don Tillman decides the best way to find his future wife, is to design a questionnaire which will help him find his ideal wife because his social skills are somewhat challenged. One day, Rosie Jarmen walks into in his office and he immediately discounts her as a potential wife because she fails to meet his standards. However, she doesn’t want to be his wife, she wants his help in finding her real father but love ensues.
I felt this book was really enjoyable to read, I immediately connected with the characters and felt engrossed in the story. Don’s social awkwardness is written perfectly, it’s not over the top, it’s endearing and quirky. The story is quite predictable but it’s easy to get lost in the book and before you know, you’re on the last page. It’s a charming comical story with a slight emotional undertone and I think this is begging for Hollywood film adaption. I don’t think I would read this again because I do prefer books which are slightly less predictable but it’s well worth a read.
Have you read The Rosie Project?