The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion, is the sequel to The Rosie Project, which is easily in my top 10 books of all time. When I read it in January, I fell in love with it. I was a bit worried that the Rosie Effect wouldn't live up to it, but trust me, it does!
The Rosie Effect picks up 10 months after the Rosie Project left off. Rosie and Don are approaching their first anniversary, and are living in New York, whilst still working at the cocktail bar and carrying out their respective research.
Then, Rosie gets pregnant, and everything changes.
Don being Don doesn't really adapt to this in the conventional way, and it causes him all sorts of problems. This reaction, and the fact that Gene has separated from Claudia and moved in, puts all sorts of strains on Don and Rosie's relationship - the book explores and very tense period for them!
I don't want to ruin the book, as I really loved it and was a bit unsure during it how it would end! All I can say is that it is as well written, heartwarming and funny as it's predecessor, and I really hope we get more books exploring Don's world!
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