REVIEW: “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
I don’t think I’ve ever been as amused with a character as I was with Don Tillman! He’s so methodical, so rational, and so brazenly unique – and he doesn’t care what anyone thinks. He eats the same thing each week (and has done calculations to ensure he’s getting the proper amount of calories), takes lightning fast showers (because why would it take a long time?), and takes nobody’s feelings into account when speaking. This guy is a beautiful example of someone living with Asperger’s syndrome, and I was HERE👏🏻FOR👏🏻IT👏🏻.
Simsion did an incredible job of capturing the thought processes of Tillman’s character and allowing the reader to get into his head. Even though Tillman didn’t necessarily have a lot of redeeming qualities, I found myself rooting for him throughout the book to find happiness.
Most importantly, Simsion showed us that people with Asperger’s are people too – which seems redundant and obvious, but important all the same. I’m the first to admit that sometimes I don’t know how to act around someone who’s wired a little differently than I am. Rosie’s character shows us how to love someone who may strike us as strange, appreciate their differences, and embrace their unique self.