I wanted to enjoy this book as much as I did “The Rosie Project.” Unfortunately, like The Guardian said, “The Rosie Effect” was twice as long and half as good. I was already cautious going in–I’m not a fan of sequels, especially so soon after the original. I often feel that the publisher wants to capitalize on a character at the expense of a solid story. Such was the case here. “The Rosie Effect” lacked a strong plot and the misunderstandings that nudged the weak story along were solved in a sitcom/romantic comedy fashion. An airport scene? Really? The final chapter was like a giant red bow bringing together all the uninteresting loose ends. I can only assume the success of this book would bring on the “Don as a parent doing funny things at his child’s school” book. Please don’t do that, no matter how tempting the classic school play debacle sounds. Please no.