Rated Reads

The Rosie Effect

by Graeme Simsion

Rated: High

Don Tillman is back! Now he’s living in New York with his wife, Rosie, who is unexpectedly expecting. Don’s an expert in genetics, but knows nothing about babies — a fact that he sets about to remedy with his characteristic single-mindedness. His strict application of logic gets him into one hilarious snafu after another as he gets them thrown out of their apartment, is arrested by NY city police, goes to counseling, and risks professional disgrace and dismissal. All of this pales, however, next to the anxiety Don feels over the state of his marriage. Already dealing with the stress of her Ph.D. thesis and med school courses, Rosie is struggling to handle her developing pregnancy and her doubts that Don is up to the challenge of fatherhood. The resulting stress on their marriage pushes Don to new heights of weirdness.

This sequel (to The Rosie Project) was a delightful book. My husband got to it first and could not resist reading bits out to me. When I finally wrestled it away from him I was delighted by page after page of pure nerdy sweetness. This book was touching and hilarious at the same time.

Rated: High, for multiple instances of strong language and sexual references.

— Reviewed by Niki Bissell

Niki is an Ohio mom raising four children. Though her first love is fantasy, she also reads biographies, YA fiction, science fiction, LOTS of children’s lit, and whatever her book club buddies have chosen to read this month.

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  • The Rosie Effect
  • by Graeme Simsion
  • Rated: High
  • Genre: Fiction
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