The Rosie Project (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.

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A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

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    The book was absolutely delightful. I didn¿t want to put it down

    The book was absolutely delightful. I didn’t want to put it down once I started reading. The author has done an outstanding job creating realistic likeable characters, or in one case, a true scuzzball. All of the main characters grow and develop over the course of the story as they learn from their experiences. I found myself rooting for Don, the main character, and Rosie each step of their journey to find a wife for Don and Rosie’s biological father. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book with endearing but also complex characters and a story that is inspiring without being sappy.

    Don is a professor of genetics at a university. He is also definitely on the autism spectrum although he does not seem to realize that he is. He wants to find a wife but the problem is he has never even been on a date. So in his usual methodical manner he decides to create the Wife Project, a sixteen-page questionnaire designed to find his perfect partner. It does not go over well with the women he meets. Another professor at the university, one of his two friends, takes a look at the questionnaire and its results suggests that he send Don a candidate. He sends Rosie to meet Don. Rosie is one her own quest to find her biological father and needs help from a geneticist. Don decides very quickly that Rosie is not a potential wife but he offers it help her try to find her father. The two of them embark on a whirlwind adventure of discovery mostly about who they really are and how you can’t decide ahead of time who you will fall in love with.

    Disclosure: I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway on the premise that I would review it.

    42 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Great Read

    I highly recommend this book. I loved it. It is told from the point of view of Don. He is a professor and has Asperger's. It a funny, lovely romance. Don did not think he would ever be able to find a wife for himself as he is not good in social situations. As he says at the beginning of the book, he has 2 friends, Gene and his wife, 4 if he counts their children. But another tells him he would make a good husband so he creates the "Wife Project". This in turn leads him to Rosie. Please read this book if you like funny romances with a bit of a twist.

    34 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Loved every quirky page

    You're in for a real treat with this one! No spoilers...just kick back and enjoy. Hilarious and moving, ya gotta love it! One of the most original love stories I've ever read! Enough said...read it!

    34 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    LOVE THE BIG BANG THEORY? READ THIS!

    Fantastic read that is perfect mix of science, drama, comedy and romance. I would best descibe it as what it would be like if Sheldon Cooper was trying to find a wife. Science and structure rule over the main character Don, but his world gets flipped topsy when Rosie comes into the picture. Funny read with plenty of sarcasm and wit and just the right amount of mush. Side note: met the author at a book signing in Nashville TN: incredibly nice bloke. Just as funny as you'd imagine. You should buy his book. It is a fabulous read.

    33 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Such an amazing book!! A must read...

    This is not just an amazing read but it is also brilliantly written. The main characters quirkiness will win your heart and you will find yourself rooting for him thru the entire book. "Rosie" is masterfully written character. She is trendy, smart, savy, and surprisingly perfect. In today's crazy,odd, scary world of dating "Dons" approach and follow thru is genius. This is a quick read so it makes it perfect for a vacation book or a simple long weekend mind getaway. I read, also, Sony has optioned it for a movie! This would be amazing on the big screen. Happy reading!

    31 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2013

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    Meh. That's how I feel about The Rosie Project. This book receiv

    Meh. That's how I feel about The Rosie Project. This book received 4.11 stars on Goodreads. I usually really trust the star rating on Goodreads ... I use it constantly to give myself an idea of what to expect from a book and this time, I felt betrayed. I expected a four star book and I was saddled with a 1.5 star book. I decided to go ahead and give the book the extra half a star because at least the author was grammatically correct throughout the entire thing.

    When I first heard about The Rosie Project, I was really excited. I thought that the premise was adorable and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. To my surprise, I won an ARC of the book through a Goodreads giveaway and I would get to read it before everyone else (insert nana-nana-na-na).

    My excitement was quickly extinguished once I cracked open that book and read the first page. BORRRRING! Hell, I know that sounds so rude but it's what is going through my head. I would hate to sugarcoat things and spew sunshine and rainbows when that's not how I feel.

    The main character is Don Tillman ... this Don character was a freaking nut job. He micromanaged his life down to the second. He is so stuck in the routine of his life that he doesn't actually live. He just exists. That's fine ... be anal retentive. Be weird. I have no problem with that. I have a problem with it a book being written like the back of a shampoo bottle. It was boring and I just couldn't wait for it to be over.

    Every single person that Don met, he would calculate their BMI. Every. Single. Time. It got old. Really quickly. Don also pointed out a persons faults in his head. Every time he spoke to someone. I found myself saying, "OH, MY GOSH" quite frequently because after a while of reading about these weird things Don does, it just became annoyingly annoying (that's the worst kind of annoying).

    It makes me wonder ... are books like children? Do they just want attention, no matter what kind it is? Good attention, bad attention ... kids don't care one iota, they just want attention. Is bad attention for a book good as well? By writing this scathing review, am I sending people to pick up this book? Will I be held responsible if someone drops into a coma because of my review?!? I sure hope not. Because there won't be enough hospital beds for the victims.

    31 out of 76 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Exceptional

    A 10 on a scale from 1-5! One of the best books I've read in years! It's perfect for both a casual reader and a university classroom.

    29 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Funny and clever

    I didnt want it to enD!

    28 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Loved it!

    I was learly of buying this book due to poor reviews, but since it was only a couple bucks, I took the chance. So glad I did! If you don't know/work with people with ASD, you might not "get" this book, and that would be your loss. A great exploration of how sometimes it is us "neurotypicals" who are the ones that are REALLY screwed up.

    I don't usually write reviews, but this book deserved one!

    24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Best read in a long time!

    I can literally count on both hands the number of "page-turners" I've read in my nearly 40 years of life. This book was one of them...I could not put it down! A compelling and smart romantic comedy, The Rosie Project will delight anyone who is a romantic at heart!

    24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2014

    Excellent book. Enjoyable, quick read.  I was rooting for Don th

    Excellent book. Enjoyable, quick read.  I was rooting for Don throughout. Some strong language was the only negative in my opinion. 

    22 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Good read!

    I have clients with ocd and issues like these characters, so it was written realistically. Very cute book, only thing is, I saw a lot of the situations ahead of time, so the author needs to not 'telegraph' the next scenario so well, before it starts.

    20 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Loved it.

    Love this book. Not your normal love story. Really hated that I finished the book. Some parts are laugh out funny.

    18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2013

    I only write positive reviews, but I can't  for this one. It's l

    I only write positive reviews, but I can't  for this one. It's like hearing a joke and you either get or don't. I did not.
    While the first section is amusing, until you get where it's going, the rest is boring. I was glad to be finished with it.
    Read some of the other reviews for a more detailed analysis. I lean towards the 2 star review  already written.
    The professional reviewer are overly positive and should be taken with a grain of salt..

    17 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    The Rosie Project

    Enjoyed this book very much. If you like "The Big Bang Theory" you will like this.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    A great read!

    Such an unusually clever story that tugs at all your emotions. You are intrigued, amused and literally invested in the main character and his journey from the first page. One of those books where you hate to reach the last page. I'd recommend this book for readers who enjoy interesting characters,observational and often unintentional humor and a fresh, non-formula story.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Well Bill Gates rated it his top 6 so I had to read.!!!....fabul

    Well Bill Gates rated it his top 6 so I had to read.!!!....fabulous and agreed could not put it down!!! Need a movie but who would play the main!???? Great read

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Fun read. I loved the professor. He was adorkably loveable but i

    Fun read. I loved the professor. He was adorkably loveable but if I knew him in real life I'd probably run very fast the other way. The book actually requires you to suspend logic to buy the set up. Not in that Don could not really be that clueless or even that his friends would be so one-dimensional, but the entire premise of Rosie trying to find her biological father is flawed. If Don was as brilliant of scientist as he was portrayed, and if Rosie was as bright as her MCAT score showed, and if her mother was an actual M.D., there would be no way that we would have had to wait until the end of the book for them to realize their flawed reasoning behind the quest for the bio father. That knowledge did not detract from my enjoyment of the book however.  The author did a good job of immersing the reader into Don's world, and I look forward to visiting his revamped planet when the sequel comes out.  

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Good book

    This was a super cute and entertaining book. I laughed out loud several times. This is not normally my genre but I really enjoyed this story.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Really a 2.5

    I read this book because of the high reviews it received. I can't really agree with the hype. Although there were a FEW times when I laughed, I certainly would not consider this book humorous. The characters came across as very dry, boring, and monotone. At times, there seemed to be a disconnect between the characters and/or scene.

    Then there was the whole ridiculousness of Gene wanting to have sex with a woman from every country (for research purposes of coarse!) and keeping a map with push pins in his office to mark his conquests.

    The only saving grace was that through a series of events, Don slowly started having a life.

    I give this book a 2.5.

    7 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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