The Rosie Project #flashbackfriday

The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Fun filled stars

Blurb

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

Review

Don is different to everyone else and he knows it!

He has routines, down to the second for EVERYTHING including what he is having for dinner that night (Lobster on Tuesday, kept in the bath until he kills it!)

He decides that it’s high time that he gets himself a partner and so starts “The Wife Project”

A questionnaire is prepared for all candidates to complete and it is passed out in hilarious fashion on speed dating nights, online dating sites and randomly wherever he sees fit.

The questionnaire is precise …..I mean really precise, Height, Weight, BMI (to make sure that the candidate can complete mundane maths problems), do you smoke? Drink? How often? Etc. etc. etc. …. Some of the questions are ridiculous, but Don doesn’t see this as he is wired differently, although it isn’t actually stated, Don is clearly on the Autism scale, probably Asperger, ironically what he is studying!!

Then a curve ball is thrown in……..Rosie!

Rosie is the complete opposite of what Don “thinks” he wants, she smokes, drinks, swears like a sailor and has bright red hair.

This book was very funny and I enjoyed it very much, it made me laugh out loud quite a few times reading the antics that they get up to, and Dons general weirdness.

Enjoy,

Vicci

The Female of the Species #flashbackfriday

The Female of the Species

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

5 brutally brilliant stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Blurb

A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives.

Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone.

As their senior year unfolds, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.

Review

Wow! This book was brutal, dark, raw, and reel…..

Violence begets violence… Alex has always had a little something… a little spark of anger in her…. and her sister kept it in check.;. until her sister was raped and murdered….

Then she sought vengeance….. she also felt as though she would never be normal…… when she befriended Claire and fell in love with Jack…. she felt as though perhaps she had a chance… a chance to live a normal life…..

BUT as we all know in life bad things happen….

This book made a very strong statement about rape, girls, and slut shaming…. even the words on the bathroom walls made you realize that as women or girls we need to spend more time building one another up rather than tearing each other down…. and the end of this book, so brutal, but absolutely the only way I think it could end…

In every species, the female of the species is more deadly…

An absolute must read if you are a fan of dark books with amazing characters and a powerful message!

Be Thoughtful,

Berit