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The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion: Your Preview Verdict

February 6, 2019

Our latest Preview title was The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion – the triumphant final instalment of the much-loved and internationally bestselling Rosie trilogy. We’ve collected all of your Preview reviews to see what readers thought of the book, and the results are clear – this book is certainly one to add to your reading list! People described the book as fresh, vibrant, thought-provoking, and funny – but don’t just take our word for it! Have a look at these glowing reviews:

‘It was wonderful to return to Rosie and Don’s story 11 years later with their son, Hudson. I laughed and I also got a bit teary at times too! The Rosie Result tells the story of how Don and Rosie support Hudson in navigating the struggles and problems at school. In true Don Tillman form, he comes up with some unique and creative ways to help support his son and navigate some difficult situations. Some important themes around Autism were mentioned in the book, particularly stigma, whether a diagnosis is necessary and what is actually “normal”. This was an enjoyable read with a whole bunch of quirky characters. It was the perfect conclusion and further cemented this as my favourite series of books. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book early. It made my day!’ – Rosie, NSW

‘What a delight it was to get back to the quirky world of Don Tillman. After reading and enjoying the first two books in the Don Tillman series I have been eagerly awaiting the third, and was not disappointed. It throws you into the lives of Don, his wife Rosie and his now eleven year old son Hudson. Hudson is having some issues at school and Don decides to take charge in a typically Don style. He shows you a different way to tackle these problems, with Rosie there to balance with a more conventional approach. Together they make plans to get through things with a few surprises along the way. Don’s approach makes you think about the effects labels and stereotypes can have on a person, while having good intentions they may not always be in the persons best interests. With Don telling the story, people are introduced with an approximate age and BMI, which I found hilarious! For me it painted a fantastic picture in my head of this person and now I can’t imagine a better was to describe someone! A lovely ending to a thoroughly enjoyable, funny and entertaining book. I would highly recommend.’ – Rebecca, SA

‘I am a big fan of the “Rosie” series and was very excited to read The Rosie Result. This book did not disappoint, it was full of all Don’s quirky humour and ways, well done Graeme Simsion in bringing together all the characters we have met in the other Rosie books and introducing some new ones, particularly Hudson and Blanche. It our world of everybody trying to “fit in” Graeme explores autism and other important issues in a heart-warming and thought-provoking way. The Rosie Result complete the series beautifully.’ – Susanne, QLD

‘Having not read the previous two “Rosie” books, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but fell in love with the strong, quirky characters and now want to get into the first two stories! Don Tillman is a character who proves that labels are meant for clothing, not people. Many load and embarrassing snort out loud moments (sorry to the lady next to me on my fight), mixed with some incredible insight into the thought processes and reactions of someone “on the spectrum”. This very engaging story gave me pause to consider how I react and interact with other people, regardless of who they are or how they define themselves. A great read, at once eminently entertaining and seriously though provoking.’ – Alanna, QLD


Read all Preview Reviews for The Rosie Result here 

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  1. Sheryl Matwijkiw

    I have ordered this book. So looking forward to reading this.

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