“I haven’t changed my mind. That’s the point! I want to spend my life with you even though it’s totally irrational. And you have short earlobes. Socially and genetically there’s no reason for me to be attracted to you. The only logical conclusion is that I must be in love with you.”
An ideal summer read The Rosie Project is a feel-good book to take on long road trips, flights or even to the beach for a day. Its heart-warming and humorous nature begins when Don Tillman, a brilliant professor go genetics designs a sixteen-page severe to finding his wife called the Wife Project. After his sweet old neighbor confess that he would make a good husband, Don knows he has to find the perfect partner. Although Don is keen on finding a wife with the help of math and analytics by filtering out the drinkers, the smokers and late arrivals, he does not understand human behavior, which is the cause of Asperger syndrome – he does not know he has.
Fortunately he finds an adequate match - Rosie Jarman. She is intelligent beautiful and tough, but she is also on her own quest; she wants to find her biological father. Soon, Don and Rosie collaborate on The Father Project which forces Don to confront the tornado that is Rosie.
Sweet and funny, we like The Rosie Project because it introduces a strong female protagonist. Rosie does not need saving. She is flawed and strong. As cheesy as it sounds, The Rosie Project reinforces the idea that a person does not find love, love finds them.