FICTION

The Rosie Result

Text. (Don Tillman, Bk. 3). May 2019. 386p. ISBN 9781925773811. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9781925773828. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781925774580. F
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OrangeReviewStarThe third installment in professor Don Tillman's life from Simsion (The Rosie Project) has Don and Rosie recently moved to Australia, uprooting their now 11-year-old son, Hudson. Don notes many of the issues he faced in school coming out in his son and makes a list, which he calls the Hudson Project. Included are things society deems "normal" in children Hudson's age: riding a bike, learning to catch, socializing, and generally fitting in. As with most of Don's plans, unexpected variables throw a wrench in the works. Hudson's school seeks an autism diagnosis, Don quits his job to help his son, Rosie struggles with a sexist boss. Don and Hudson both are eventually able to see how their autism makes them extraordinary.
VERDICT Simsion's intriguing look into the mind of a person with autism follows Don as he moves through a changing life. As always, his lighthearted humor and wonderful group of friends add a great touch, and the story will give readers a lot to think about when regarding autism in their communities. Highly recommended.

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