Family, Fiction

The Rosie Effect

After the success of the first book, it was all I could do to get my hands on this one. It took me a while to get it and then a while to read it (school came crashing down hard) but I finally did and …. I feel very … weird about it. You’ll see what I mean.

The novel continues from where the last book left off, with Rosie and Don happy and together. They are now married and Don has found out that Rosie is pregnant. Now, Don has decided to gain some much-needed experimental data on infants and how to raise them. However, he is also trying to save Gene’s marriage. And he is helping another friend out with financial trouble. Don’s plans continue to guide him from one misadventure to another until he finds that he may have created more problems than he has solved.

Okay so this novel was also really cute but I didn’t like it as much as the first one. For one thing, it was weird to see Don actually thinking and feeling emotions as he was quite bereft of this in the first book. Also, there is something to be said about too much action; it took away a lot from Rosie and Don. I also didn’t like the way the novel ended. By this, I don’t mean the outcome itself but rather the way the book reached the outcome. It seemed rushed and almost too fake; although Don may be emotionally slow, Rosie is definitely not and her character at the end of the book behaved in a way I wouldn’t have expected. If you liked the first book, I’m sure you will like this one. But maybe not AS MUCH as the first.

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