I have been on roll lately with adorably charming stories. This one, The Rosie Project, hit me right in the feels. I finished it a few days ago and I am still on a high from it.
Don Tillman is a genetic scientist and professor, who falls somewhere on the Autism Spectrum. Being in his early forties, he was never diagnosed and has muddled through life, resigned to never fitting in and just being a joke to his peers. He decides that it is time to find a partner and thus develops The Wife Project. A questionnaire, a scientific tool, designed to weed out undesirable women. Told in the first person, I was laughing out loud within the first couple of pages. Imagine Sheldon Cooper looking for love.
I really can’t say enough good things about this book. I really just fell in love with Don Tillman. He became a real person to me. I got defensive when people made fun of him, I felt uncomfortable when he made a social faux pas, I was exasperated when he couldn’t see what was right in front of him and I was rooting for him the whole time.