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The Rosie Result

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In some ways, I worry that I'm not qualified to review this book. A lot of the book has to do with a parent assisting a child he suspects is autistic (but doesn't want evaluated). The author does a good job of trying to expose some of the autistic stereotypes as garbage, but I also worry that the book (and the series as a whole) perpetuates other stereotypes. As a neurotypical person, it feels awkward to comment. However, I did accept a review copy from Netgalley, so I'm here to share my thoughts.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. I liked it much better than the Rosie Result, although Rosie is largely absent as a love interest in this book. She's Don's partner, but their conversations are almost entirely about their child. (Is that realistic? Yes. Is it the type of romantic subplot I want in a book? Not so much.) That said, I love their relationship. The book was interesting.
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If you loved the first two Rosie books, you won't want to miss The Rosie Result as Don and Rosie face parenthood. 

Many thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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It's been fun catching up with Don and Rosie with this third book in the series. We get a glimpse at life with their eleven year old son, the struggles of parenting, and trying to do what's best for him and their family. Overall, it's an enjoyable read and a must if you've read the first two.
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I read 40% of this book before setting it aside and deciding it’s not for me. 

It was nice returning to Don and Rosie and seeing how they are getting along 10 years later. However, I found the plot to be repetitive and is not drawing me in to want to see what happens next. 

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance reading copy in exchange for my honest review.
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First, thanks to #NetGalley for the opportunity to read an e-galley of this book. 

This is the third book in the "Rosie" series.  It all began in The Rosie Project, where Don and Rosie meet and it all begins. 

The second book in the series is The Rosie Effect, where Don and Rosie are married and expecting their first child. 

The Rosie Result is a hilarious continuation of Don and Rosie's relationship, and the concerns they have for their son, Hudson, who doesn't seem to be fitting in so well at school (Don has memories). 

This is just a heartwarming story of life, love, accepting others and ourselves as we are.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as well as the series!
#NetGalley  #TheRosieResult
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“I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began.” And with that opening line, we’re back in geneticist Don Tillman’s zany world for the latest installment of Graeme Simsion’s “Rosie” series. I’ve read the first two books (“The Rosie Project” and “The Rosie Effect”) and am happy to report that “The Rosie Result” is just as charming as the previous installments. Don Tillman, his wife Rosie Jarman and their now eleven-year-old son Hudson are moving home to Australia after years spent living in New York City so that Rosie can accept her dream job. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, of course—but especially new school adjustment issues for Hudson. And so “The Hudson Project,” a plan to “normalize” Hudson so that he fits in better at school, is born. Along the way, Don unwittingly sets off a race relations firestorm at his university and tries to navigate thorny questions surrounding autism diagnosis and social acceptance. Plot is not the important thing in the Rosie books—it’s Don’s narrative voice and the fresh perspective that his non-neurotypical outlook brings to everyday situations—but the introduction of these contemporary issues brings a sensitivity and depth to this book that compensates for the fact that it’s not as laugh-out-loud funny as the previous ones. “The Rosie Result” could be read as a stand alone, but if you haven’t read the earlier Rosie books, do yourself a favor and start from the beginning. Don’s world—with its straightforward sincerity and total absence of the snark and mean-spiritedness that has come to characterize ours—is a delight to inhabit.

Thank you to NetGalley and Text Publishing for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback. It was a pleasure to read and review.
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This is a good conclusion to the story of Don and Rosie, and their eleven year old son Hudson is great addition to the dynamic. With the Tillman’s back in Australia for Rosie’s work, Don makes the decision to leave his job, and take on the task of helping Hudson adjust to the move and his new school. In true Don fashion, he creates the Hudson Project to tackle the areas his son needs to improve. We follow Don as he teaches Hudson social skills, how to ride a bike, greet people, participate in team sports, and dealing with anger/conflict. Over time, Hudson,  slowly comes out of his shell and starts to find his own way in the world. We also slowly see Don continue to make progress with fitting in, in this strange world and his emotions are emerging as he continues to grow. Of the 3 novels in the series, this is the first one that actually acknowledges the autism thread that has run throughout, which is nice and appreciated. 

I’m a bit torn about how I feel about this novel. I loved the story of the Tillman’s in The Rosie Project and thought it was such a beautiful and charming story, but some of that charm was lost in The Rosie Effect. The conclusion follows somewhere on in the middle of the two, and kinda just falls flat. It’s a nice conclusion, but I feel like there could be more.
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What a great conclusion to this quirky and delightful series! I loved Don Tillman from the beginning of The Rosie Project and I still found him to be sweet and endearing until the end of this book. I also really enjoyed getting to know Don and Rosie’s eleven year old son Hudson. In this installment of the series Don is determined to help Hudson through his year at school so he can transition into high school well the following year. One of the things I like best about Don is how he makes such detailed plans to “fix” so many problems with genuinely pure motives in mind. He and Rosie will do whatever they can to make sure that Hudson is not misunderstood and that he can excel where his talents are and acquire talents in new areas that he has potential. Of course, surprising and fun things happen along the way and you will find yourself cheering this lovable cast of characters on.
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Thank you to Text Publishing Company and NetGalley for an advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review!

Pub date: 5/28

Don and Rosie Tillman are back in this third installment of the series, but their baby from The Rosie Effect is now a school-aged child and they have relocated from New York to Melbourne to pursue various career paths. When their son begins having challenges at school, the family must come together to figure out why and make a plan for change.

I fell in love with The Rosie Project when it was first published, and immediately read The Rosie Effect as well. Don Tillman (and Rosie) have become two of my favorite characters in literature; however, this third book just lost some of that magic. I still love the dynamic and dialogue between this family, but I found the overall story of this book to be lacking. That being said, I would absolutely keep reading books about the Tillmans. 

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I absolutely loved the first book in this series. It was witty, warm and funny. Overlaying it all was a story of acceptance of all people.  What a great message. The second book seemed to have lost its way. And this, the final book of the series is somewhere in between. Definitely not as charming as the first book. But a better read than the second. We see Don becoming more empathetic. Rosie is much less of a central character but we get Hudson who is a great character. I enjoyed getting to know him. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the arc.
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I have been a huge fan of this author and series since I read The Rosie Project in 2015. I love books that open my eyes to different types of people and the way they live, and this book is a prime example of that. When I found out the author was writing a third in the series I was overjoyed, and it did not disappoint. For long standing fans of Rosie and Don, this third book is a perfect conclusion to the series, and to those who haven't read the previous two I highly recommend them. Lovable characters, interesting and entertaining events, and a soft humor that gives you a deeper insight into the life and struggles of someone on the autistic spectrum.
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It was great to catch up with Don and Rosie after the first two novels of this trilogy and it was good to get to know their eleven year old son Hudson who stole my heart. With a blend of humor, heart and a big dose of reality, this is a feel good story about parenthood, friendship, about knowing who you are and dealing with what others think you are or want you to be, about being different, being accepted. It’s mostly about two parents love for their child and wanting the best for him. There is also a much more direct focus on autism, which is something that is implied in the first two books, but not addressed as it is here.

Don and Rosie move back to Australia for Rosie’s new job and the adjustment for all of them including Hudson poses a number of problems . Don decides to quit his job and become the full time head of Project Hudson to insure that he is prepared for high school and can fit in. Don’s quirky reactions and sometimes awkward way of dealing with people make for some funny moments and some poignant ones. This was a satisfying ending to the story, that had me cheering for Don and Rosie and Hudson all the way. For anyone who connected with these characters in the previous books, this is a must read. 

I received an advanced copy of this book from Text Publishing through Edelweiss and NetGalley.
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“The Rosie Result” is a third and last book in the Don Tillman series and it is as enjoyable as two previous books. I love Tillman family and I will miss them dearly. This was, as expected, a fun, quirky, and laugh-out-loud read and I am truly sad that there will be no more. I found this book not only funny and charming, but also very insightful. The author digs deep into what it means to live with autism and how others in our society view autism, while still keeping this story light and witty. I got an opportunity to see autism from the perspective of everyone involved, including the autistic person, his family, friends, and even the professionals involved.

I will definitely re-read this series one day. This is a feel-good trilogy that will always put a smile on my face. 

Thank you Netgalley, Text Publishing, and the author, Graeme Simsion for giving me an opportunity to read an early copy of this delightful book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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I loved the first book in this series, but unfortunately could not get into this one. It dragged, and the entire premise was lost on me. I couldn't understand why the parents wouldn't want to get a diagnosis for their son, wouldn't ask him his opinion, wouldn't want him to have as many resources as possible. I really wanted to love this book, but it just wasn't for me.
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I read the first two "Rosie" books by Graeme Simsion and really enjoyed their unique storyline and fun characters.   However, this third installment of character, Don Tillman lost some steam.   For those readers that have not read the first two books in this series, they will be completely lost in the Rosie Result.   I really wanted to like this novel, because as I said, I loved the first two, but this one just fell short.   The plot was super slow and long, the characters made little sense and sadly the depiction of autism seemed inaccurate.   Read the first two Rosie novels, but give this one a skip.
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The third and final installment in the Don Tillman series is called The Rosie Result. Once again, Don Tillman is so much fun as a narrator b cause he is endearing and charming with his quirkiness due to Asperger’s. Early on in the story, Don, Rosie and their son Hudson move back to Australia from NYC. The story is centered around Don and Rosie dealing with their son’s issues while navigating their own lives and problems. The Rosie Result has a lot to say about the autism spectrum and does so in a reader-friendly way. Many will learn more about it and feel more empathy toward those who live on the spectrum.

Hudson is having difficulty adjusting to the move. Don changes careers in order to play a larger role in raising his son. Hudson, like his father, has meltdowns that cannot be controlled. In fact, there are quite a few similarities between Hudson and Don. The school, who believes Hudson is autistic, badgers Don and Rosie to have Hudson officially diagnosed but they refuse primarily because it won’t change anything plus it may have a negative effect on their son.

Don is determined to make a difference in Hudson’s life and assist him with overcoming his deficiencies. Don creates “The Hudson Project” much like he originally created “The Rosie Project.” He outlines the areas in his son’s life that need to be improved. Don wants to help him to have a successful like and sets out to teach him social skills, riding a bike, greeting people, team sports, dealing with anger/conflict, etc. Hudson is uncomfortable socially and only has one friend. The reader observes him slowly coming out of his shell and finding his own way in the world. It is a remarkable and very satisfying transformation that will leave you feeling happy and joyful. Don also continues to make progress on his own journey to fit in better in this strange world.  While he is still very rational and objective, his emotions are emerging as he continues to grow. 

I love this family and I am going to miss them a lot, especially Don. Through the course of the three books, we’ve come to know their friends very well as pretty much the same ones populate all three books.  This is a fun series that will have you laughing out loud and smiling a lot. All in all, an extremely satisfying and enjoyable conclusion to the previous two books. Do yourself a favor and first read The Rosie Project followed by The Rosie Effect before reading this one in order to achieve maximum enjoyment.

Thank you to Text Publishing Company and NetGalley for an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.
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"The Rosie Result" by Graeme Simsion was such a lovely read. It's so enjoyable to hang out with Don and his friends and family. He's so sweet and caring and his interactions with everyone are so hilarious. Each character in this book was so distinct that Simsion could forego dialogue tags most of the time and it never got confusing—I always knew who was talking. I flew through this book and enjoyed all of it, particularly the discussions around autism and what it means to be autistic and how our society view autism and how autistic people view themselves. Simsion looked at it from all sides in a really fair, thorough way that I really loved. This book was both funny and insightful, and I was able to get into it no problem even though I didn't read the other two books first. I would definitely recommend it!
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I really don't know how to rate this sucker. The first book in this trilogy is by far the best, in my opinion. In this, the third and final, Rosie (even though her name is in the title) seems to take a backseat while son Hudson takes center stage. If you're not interested in math/science, you might not like this book. The focus seems to be on Hudson and his issues at school. On the whole this book was uninteresting and did not engage me. I guess it was nice to complete this series but I don't recommend books #2 and 3. Rec'd arc from Netgalley - thank you.
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The final book of the Don Tillman trilogy! What a great series! I will say, in my opinion, the first book was the best one. It's hard to live up to that one. 

However, The Rosie Result was very amusing, brought things back full circle, and was such a feel good book. 

For those that know nothing about this series, I HIGHLY recommend you go pick up The Rosie Project at your local book store and start devouring this trilogy.
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A triumphant and fitting end to the trilogy that began with the Rosie Project. This time around, Don Tillman finds himself back in Australia with his wife Rosie and their 11-year old son Hudson. After an unfortunate incident while teaching a lecture, Don quits his job to devote himself to what he terms the “Hudson Project”. Hudson is having problems adjusting to his new life and his new school and Don, in true Don fashion, devises a plan to instruct his son in all the things society and schools think are “normal” for an 11-year old boy to fit in; riding a bike, throwing a ball, dressing like their peers and making friends. Don enlists his equally quirky friends and family in his project to often hilarious results.

As in the first two books, Simsion creates a story that is insightful, heartwarming and entertaining while still managing to be thought-provoking. The subject of autism is treated with empathy, sensitivity and a humor that allows the reader to still feel the seriousness of this issue without being lectured to. The question of how much individuals are supposed to change to fit into society; or how much society needs to adapt to be more accepting of those who are different is left open. This was a highly satisfying conclusion to the Don Tillman stories. I highly recommend this book to readers whether or not they have read the rest of the series. An all-around delightful read.
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