Book Review #38: The Rosie Effect

Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect

Rosie Series Book 2


Publisher: Penguin


Pages: 418



One word review: Persuasive


The Rosie Effect is the second instalment in the Rosie Series by Graeme Simsion. After the humongous success of The Rosie Project, anyone would have given in to the temptation of continuing the acclaimed story and the author has done the same here. But is it as good as the debut novel? Let's find it out.


Favorite Lines from Book:

If you haven't worn or used it for six months, you don't need it.

The story resumes where it had been exactly let off in the first instalment and the beginning chapters bring out mild laughters. Eventually, the story loses it's charm midway and tend to become a tedious read. The intriguing elements were missing and so, as a reader I became less curious about what's gonna happen. Regardless of the narration, here again, the characterisation stands out as a crucial element in holding the sequel with new enchanting characters introduced. It was quite pleasurable to read about our eccentric protagonist making friends and hanging out regularly.


The sales assistant at the medical school bookshop recommended the fourth edition of What to Expect When You're Expecting by Murkoff and Mazel.

Moreover, the book is lengthier than its predecessor with over 400 pages and at one point of time it seemed pointless to keep dragging the story. But the final chapters offered a completely different experience. Things were getting really interesting; there were hilarious events, events that made me angry and cry. Towards the end, the narration became compelling and captivating. I was in tears when the story ended and I am really looking forward to the final instalment.


Dave's weight reduction project was going as badly as my marriage.

In conclusion, The Rosie Effect is not a full fledged comedy compared to it's prequel but it sure is a compelling story with a joyful ending and makes the readers tuned in for the next instalment. Fun fact: During the unexciting mid-chapters, I wondered, Bill Gates was clever enough to recommend only the debut novel and not the entire series.


I'd like to deliver a baby.

Verdict: Brace yourself for a long ride.



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