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My Sister Rosa

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"Beats The Silence of the Lambs for suspense—it's the kind of book that had me literally gasping aloud as it rattled to its incredible conclusion."
—Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author of Homeland

What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister?

Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly, dangerously. Recently Rosa has been making trouble, hurting things. Che is the only one who knows; he’s the only one his sister trusts. Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and very good at hiding what she is and the manipulation she’s capable of.

Their parents, whose business takes the family from place to place, brush off the warning signs as Rosa’s “acting out.” Now that they have moved again—from Bangkok to New York City—their new hometown provides far too many opportunities for Rosa to play her increasingly complex and disturbing games. Che’s always been Rosa’s rock, protecting her from the world. Now, the world might need protection from her.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 19, 2016 – When 17-year-old Che and his family move from Bangkok to New York City, his biggest concern isn't adjusting to a new country or making friends: it's his 10-year-old sister, Rosa. Originally from Australia, Che's family never stays in one place for long, constantly on the move due to his parents' work, but Rosa's dangerous and calculating behavior is a terrifying constant. His parents brush off her actions, but Che is certain that manipulative Rosa is a diagnosable psychopath with a complete lack of empathy. While keeping a vigilant eye on Rosa, Che navigates life in N.Y.C., embarking on new relationships and going against his parents' wishes to pursue boxing more seriously. Larbalestier (Razorhurst) offers a chilling contemplation on human morality Che's physical sparring in the ring has nothing on his go-arounds with Rosa, as they debate what it means to be truthful or "good" while incorporating sharp commentary on privilege, faith, gender identity, and race. The tension of wondering where and how Rosa will strike next will keep readers riveted from start to finish. Ages 14 up.

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My Sister Rosa

Fantastic, edge of the seat, nail biting, frightening book. A little dissatisfied with the ending, but probably more realistic than I would like. Actually, I didn't want it to end at all.

My Sister Rosa
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Crime & Mystery
  • Published: Nov 15, 2016
  • Publisher: Soho Press
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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