The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result

Book - 2019
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Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he's socially awkward and not fitting in. Don's spent a lifetime trying to fit in, so who better to teach Hudson the skills he needs? The Hudson Project will require the help of friends old and new, force Don to decide how much to guide Hudson and how much to let him be himself, and raise some significant questions about his own identity. Meanwhile, there are multiple distractions to deal with: the Genetics Lecture Outrage, Rosie's troubles at work, estrangement from his best friend Gene ... And opening a cocktail bar.
Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Text Publishing, 2019
Copyright Date: ℗♭2019
ISBN: 9781925773811
Branch Call Number: FICTION SIMSION
Characteristics: 378 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 10, 2020

This 3rd book in the Rosie series is probably the most developed and it focusses less on the ridiculuous situations Don tends to get himself into. I think Hudson's speech should be taken with a grain of salt, although reasons for doing so are downplayed afterwards. There is a subtle reason why it fits with Simsion's main point about autism, which he supports effectively with at least 2 of several hot button issues presented in the book.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Feb 04, 2020

A cute conclusion to this trilogy...tackling the Autism diagnosis issue in an interesting way. Start with "The Rosie Project" as this does not stand alone.

Jan 26, 2020

This book is as enjoyable as the first one, The Rosie Project, (I haven’t read the second book yet) but with more focus on Don trying to correlate his own experience with his son’s experience and learning about himself as well. For some reason I feel that this story dragged on too long but still a good read.

Dec 05, 2019

Same quirky character as in the first two parts of the trilogy, but nowhere near the laugh out loud dialogue in the earlier books. This one is highly acclaimed by organizations and people working on autism issues. The book is an exploration of those issues and promotes understanding. We enjoyed it.

Nov 08, 2019

Another beautifully written installment of the Tillman family. This book is a love story--but it is the story of fathers and their love for their sons rather than a romance. Not as laugh-out-loud funny as the earlier two, but still funny in a more subtle way, poignant and compelling. The story line touches on several issues including bad teaching practice, anti-vaxers, society's need to diagnose other people after reading one or two articles on Asperger/OCD/depression, family violence, stereotypes, and irresponsible "news" and even marshmallows. Impossible to put down!

Oct 17, 2019

Heartwarming and genuine - I loved this book! It made me laugh, cry, empathize, feel guilty - it was a light read with such an important message. I loved Hudson’s dedication and Don as a parent. It really tied the series together. Overall, highly recommend!

mazinwhistler Oct 07, 2019

I loved hanging out with Don, Rosie and their son Hudson once more and getting to be a part of their family. This book is funny, heartfelt, moving and deals with the topic of Autism in a manner which feels real. I also loved that this book is set is Melbourne where I am from and I loved the little references to my hometown. :-)

Sep 03, 2019

Does Don and Rosie's son have autism? Does Don? 10 years after the Rosie Effect, son Hudson is experiencing problems....and Don handles it in typical fashion.

Banks_SusanC Aug 20, 2019

This novel is a very satisfying end to a fun trilogy. It's great to see how different personalities can be successful and find happiness in the world. I have to say, I missed hearing much from Rosie, but I enjoyed getting to know Don and Rosie's son, Hudson. I felt like this part of the trilogy really did a lot more exploration of society's perception and treatment of people "on the spectrum"-- especially children, and I really liked the way lots of viewpoints were explored. Still a fun read more than a serious read, but I don't mind having some thoughts provoked between laughs.

Aug 11, 2019

Some humor attached to a humorless topic.

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