The Rosie Result is my favourite of the Rosie books by Graeme Simsion. This may be influenced by the fact that it has been three years since I read, The Rosie Project, and my memories have faded. Still, my main memory of the first book in the series is how funny it was, whereas my memory of the Rosie Result will be how surprisingly reflective it was.

Don Tillman is now the father of a ten-year-old boy who, in so many ways, reminds Don of himself as a child. He is not fitting in at school and is often socially challenged. Don decides to dedicate some quality time to spend with his son, with the aim of preparing him for the social minefield of high school. Many of Don’s friends and acquaintances from the previous books make a reappearance, which was a little difficult as it has been so long since I read about them. However, there is just enough back story to be able to keep track of them. Through the story, Don’s son learns some valuable practical skills, but ultimately it is Don who learns the most about himself, friendship, and about life in general. The topic of autism is much more prominent in this book.

The book is well written and moves at a good pace. There are many humorous incidents as well as moments of thoughtful reflection.

Overall a great read, though again, Rosie excessive bad language was unnecessary.