Last month, I read this book called The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion which was a light-hearted fun read that really made me think that whatever you plan, life likes to throw the exact opposite of it.
It follows Don Tillman, a professor who suffers from Aspergers, who makes a questionnaire to find a wife in the most scientific way possible. Being a teacher of Business Research Methods this semester, I found the research and questionnaire design process both informative and hilarious. Then he meets Rosie and his life takes an interesting turn and he realizes so many things about himself. What fascinated me most is that even though this story of bubbly fun girl (sort of a MPDG) makes boring guy's life fun and makes him love life again is a tale as old as time, this book gives a new twist to it. Don didn't change himself but he rediscovered himself and through all of it he still stayed true to his values and himself but as a mind of science he of course changed his views when they were proven to be false. If only more of us followed this in real life, we'd have lesser arguments.
The character growth in the book is absolutely amazing, you can feel Don changing, how his thought process keeps increasing and getting better as the book progresses. The writing style is very fun and easy to read while keeping you entertained. I loved the light humour and the supporting characters. You almost feel like you know these people in real life. Also it's hopefully being made into a movie! Ahh, I am extremely excited.
Do check out the book trailer below. Book trailers are often underappreciated.
This all brings me to one question. Who's your Rosie? Is there a person who's always there to remind you to live your life to the fullest? Someone who makes you want to be a better person and makes you realize when you've been very terrible? This might be a friend, a sister, a father, a spouse, a teacher, anyone. You could be a Rosie to someone. You could be that person who helps someone else to always be their best self and to be there when they beak down. One day, maybe you'll find your Rosie or realize you've been your own Rosie.
What are you currently reading?