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The Rosie Result

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This book continues to lovable and laughable journey of Don Tillman.  If you were a fan of the first two Rosie novels, you will love this one as well.  
In The Rosie Result, Don and Rosie's eleven-year-old son, Hudson, is introduced, along with the slew of problems that he is facing in school.  He struggles socially and it quickly becomes a question of whether or not he has autism, as many have previously wondered about Don.  As Don and Rosie consider testing Hudson, it is clear that Don sees the parallels in his own life, and he wants to do what is best for his son.
In true Don fashion, there are some blunders in his actions, which are both funny and heartwarming.  I do believe that this book moved slightly slower than the first two, but at the end of the day, it is still a feel-good book that manages to touch your heart.
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This was my second favorite of the "Rosie" trilogy. I liked the first one best, with the novelty of being introduced to Don and his wonderfully quirky character.

I really liked the way Graeme Simsion explored autism (in its spectrum) and what it means to be quirky, unique and different. I could certainly relate to him seeing and learning things about himself in watching his son's experiences.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to read a galley of The Rosie Result. You all have a gem in Graeme Simsion!
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Thank you, Text Publishing and NetGalley for a digital ARC. 

Mr. Graeme Simsion has done it again! I was a big fan of The Rosie Project and recommended it to many who also loved the story. The Rosie Effect was less enjoyable so I was nervous about The Rosie Result. Much to my delight this was a great story full of humor that had me laughing out loud! This was a fun read that I highly recommend!
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"I had observed that neurotypicals criticised autistic people for lacking empathy -- towards them -- but seldom made any effort to improve their own empathy towards autistic people."

The final, and best, Don Tillman book!

The Rosie Project was cute and entertaining. The Rosie Effect was incoherent, forced and unbelievable. The Rosie Result steps up and tells a funny and heartfelt family story that treats autism with dignity. 

A lot of the unbelievable actions Don took in Effect take a 180 degree turn towards "yeah, that's how a healthy married couple communicates and works together" in Result. Don and Rosie work together to help their 11 year-old son who's having problems at a new school. Don approaches this problem like he does in previous books - using logic to predict emotional outcome. Funny things result.

The story pacing is quick and the weaving in of action and emotional storytelling is exactly what you want when you pick up this kind of book. All around, delivers what it's selling.

I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Story: 4 stars
Character Development: 3 stars
Writing/Prose: 3 stars
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This is the third in the trilogy and  I was thrilled to read it.  Don Tillman is back again with his wife Rosie and his book his son is 10 years old.  This was a quick and entertaining read.  I loved it!  The way they handle ASD is wonderful.  If you havent read the first two books, I highly recommend them!  I hope there are more Don Tillman books to come!
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As a fan of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, I was so happy that The Rosie Result was just as good. I loved that it brought the story full circle and showed how far Don has come on his journey. As someone who works in special education, I felt that the difficulties that Don’s son was going through were portrayed accurately.  I appreciated that story explained that having a diagnosis does not need to define you or what you are capable of.  Highly Recommend!
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This is the third book in a series of three, so it is best to read the first two before reading this one, because of backstories on certain characters, how some characters met, etc. 

I simply adored the flow of this novel! I must say I was a touch disappointed with the second book in this series. It felt formulaic and a bit predictable. But this one made up for it and then some. 

This entire series is about a man named Don Tillman, who has Asperger's, but is unwilling to admit it. This novel tackled his experiences with having an 11 year old son who may be on the autistic spectrum. There are equally some hilarious and touching moments within this novel. The evolution of his son throughout the novel was the most moving aspect of the novel itself. 

A highly recommended series overall. 

Thank you Netgalley/Text Publishing Company for my copy and honest review.
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I loved "The Rosie Project" and its sequel "The Rosie Effect," so I was very excited to get an early copy (at least for the U.S.) of the third book in the series, "The Rosie Result." There is a jump forward in time in this book, as Don and Rosie now have an 11 year old son Hudson, who is having problems in school that lead the school to suggest he be tested for autism, which leads to both contemplation as to whether Hudson and/or Don are on the spectrum and whether they should be tested, and to Don implementing a plan to help Hudson - this book actually could have been called "The Hudson Project" except I assume they wanted to stick with Rosie in the title to make clear that it was part of the series. Like the first two books, the book is totally charming, funny, and poignant, as well as thought-provoking in making you see the world through the eyes of someone who is not neurotypical. And like the first two, I loved it and couldn't put it down. 4.5 stars.
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What a wonderful completion to the Rosie series. I've enjoyed getting to know Don and Rosie, as they have navigated their lives from Australia to New York in the first two books. The Rosie Result is the final book in the series and nicely wraps everything up for the reader. 

This author does an excellent job of addressing issues related to autism in all three of the books. This one really gets it through. Should people with autism adapt to the world or should the world accept them as they are? Does labeling a child with autism change the way they are treated and the way they think of themselves? 

Rosie and Don, along with their son Hudson move to Melbourne for a job opportunity. Chaos ensues as Hudson has trouble adjusting in school. Don thinks it is similar to the issues that he dealt with and so tries to fix them in a way that makes sense for him. I really enjoyed going on this adventure with Don and Rosie, seeing them figure out parenting and trying to make the right choices. 

Highly recommend for those who loved the rest of the series. 

Thank you to Netgalley and Text Publisher for providing me with a digital copy for review.
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Having thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series, I was excited to receive a copy of Simsion's latest book.  In this final book in the Don Tillman series, Simsion has hit his writing stride.  His characters are now settled into comfortable, familiar roles, and provide a solid anchor for the struggles/challenges of parenting captured in this story.  The title, "The Rosie Result", is a bit of a misnomer, in my opinion, as the story focus is more on Don and 11-year old Hudson, with Rosie taking more of a supporting role, but that does not make the story less appealing. If you enjoyed the first two books, chances are you will enjoy this one.  A number of characters from the previous two books are back, offering their own brand of support to Don, Rosie and Hudson. I love that we get to meet new characters, some who are facing their own challenges (Hudson's friend Blanche, with albinism), some who are full on quirky/offbeat (fellow scientist Minh) and some who are strong supporters of activism (Liz, aka "Autism Activist" and "Black T-shirt"). I am a huge fan of quirky, forthright characters, so Don, Minh  et al appeal to me.  While there is a lot of fun, laughs and giggles to be had, this story also hits home as Don comes to terms with his own childhood and the parenting styles he experienced as he searches for ways to help Hudson "fit in socially" with his peers.  The discussions while Don and Rosie grapple with the idea of autism testing for Hudson are open, candid and balanced. 

Overall, a charming, poignant story and a delightful, thought-provoking conclusion to the trilogy.
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Great book!  I love the main character's unique voice, and how it has changed as he has evolved since the first book.  I didn't think this was as good as The Rosie Project, but still great.  (And better than the second book.). 
It was charming to read about the son, and the father/son relationship with these unique characters.
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Don and Rosie are back in the third and final book in the Rosie series. This time they bring their son Hudson and a whole new set a problems for Don to solve. This edition continues on Don’s quirky perspective and a few really great comments. Some of my faves: when Rosie forgets to charge her phone again he refers to her lack of “charging regimen.” After dirtying his clothes when trying to cook he changes into his pyjamas (his spelling, not mine…) rather than putting on his “intermediate costume.” 

The Rosie Result also struggles with real-world issues when they question whether their son, Hudson, is autistic. Should they tell him? Should they test him? What does being autistic mean in today’s society? In this heartfelt book Don shows us what it means to have a support system, he says, “the socially marginalized need to support each other.” I’ll end with my favorite Donism, “I had observed that neurtypicals criticized autistic people for lacking empathy–towards them–but seldom made any effort to improve their own empathy towards autistic people.” Such a great story–a must read!
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The third and final instalment in The Rosie series is call The Rosie Result.  

This story takes place 11 years after the last story ended. Don and Rosie (and Hudson) are now living in Australia having similar jobs to what they did in New York. The difference is Hudson, their 11 year old son who has some behaviour challenges and quirks that fall in line with those of his father. Hudson is involved in some serious school incidents that attract the scrutiny of the principal who demands the attention of the parents. Don devises a new plan in cooperation with Rosie to spend more time with Hudson and leave his own research job at what might be a serendipitous time. Rosie returns to work full time. So now Don will be responsible for Hudson during school hours. On top of this Don decides to open a cocktail bar. 

This was my favourite of the trio of Rosie Books. I felt it had the best pace, introduced new characters and brought back old ones and had a better balance of which character was speaking. I got a much more satisfactory picture of Rosie as a character which I felt lacked in the second book.

I enjoyed that while this book had many funny moments, it also paid homage to people with autism in a respectful way. The language we use, the stereotypes we have and the assumptions about abilities that we make. Even Don’s awareness of ensuring he treats his son differently than he was treated was special. He recognizes that the communication has to come in a specific way for Hudson to feel listened to and be able to feel like he participated in any decisions. 

Thanks to @netgalley @text_publishing and #graemesimsion for this ARC in exchange for an honest review
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In book 3 of the Rosie series, Don, Rosie and their son, Hudson, find themselves back in Australia after Rosie is offered a job that is too good to pass up.  Unfortunately, all is not sunshine and roses .... Don has been accused of racism at his university, Rosie's research position is not going well and Hudson is not adjusting to his new school.  Don decides to dedicate his time to solving the "Hudson project".

I found the book amusing in places, poignant in others.  My favorite parts of the book were the interactions between Rosie and Don and various school administrators as they grappled with the possibility of Hudson being "on the Autism spectrum".  Their experiences reminded me of my own parents' struggles and challenges in dealing with the public school system and my younger brother's special needs.  If you enjoyed the first two books in this series, I don't think that you will be disappointed with The Rosie Result.

(NetGalley ebook -  I received a complimentary advanced reader copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.)
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Entertaining third part of the Don Tillman series. Rosie and Don are now married with a son Hudson, who is also showing signs of autism. Don must deal with his own, as well as his son's, while Rosie moves them both forward.
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This is a great conclusion to Graeme Simsion's Don Tillman Series.  Don's life has changed since the Rosie Project, he, Rosie and 11 year old Hudson have moved back to Melbourne.  Hudson's difficulty adjusting to his new school brings back bad memories of Don's school years.  He starts The Hudson Project to help his son fit in and make friends.  

Don and Rosie now have a strong marriage with open communication.  There are no more miscommunications or misunderstandings.  It is nice to see Autism take center stage in this book.  Hudson's school wants him to be tested, but the Tillman's aren't sure it is best for him.  Don and Rosie attend a meeting with an Autism Activist who brings up many issues with Autism diagnosis and treatment that I had never considered.  There are also multiple discussions on how Autistic people are treated and pigeon holed because of their diagnosis.  I think this is an important topic and I'm glad the author put them center stage.

There are also fun sub plots with a new bar and old and new friends.
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Thank you NetGalley and Text Publishing for an advanced readers copy of this book.  I cannot tell you how excited I was when I get an ARC.  I just adored the first two books so much.  This picks up years later with Don and Rosie and their son Hudson who is having some difficulty in school.  This book had all the charm as the first two books.  I would not want to spoil a think but Don is definitely up to his old tricks,  If you read the previous books you gotta read this one.  Perfect end to the story.
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The third novel about Don Tillman's life. His wife Rosie has been offered a dream researcher position but it requires the family moving back to Australia. Hudson, the family's 10yo is not keen on the idea as he was born in NYC and struggles with change. The family is adjusting but Hudson is having issues at school and the principal is pushing for an autism assessment. Can the family thrive or will the changes and issues be too much?

I really enjoyed the story and the continuation of Don's experiences as someone potentially on the autism spectrum.
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Sweet final book in the series! The book includes a cast of old and some new characters. As a teacher, this story really interested me as it deals with their son at school. This is a great book to end the series and I adored their story!
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A disappointing 2.5 star read.  The first book in this trilogy, The Rosie Project, was easily a 5 star read for me.  Unfortunately it has gone down hill from there.  The Rosie Result had a very slow start and I didn’t feel vested in the story until I was half way through the book.  I found the structure of the story to be strange with a lot of choppy sentences and what felt like incomplete thoughts.

On the bright side I enjoyed visiting with characters from the first two books.  I also found the conversations about Autism very interesting.  Thank you to Net Galley and Text Publishing for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book
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