WoW: My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Posted November 2, 2016 by Emily in WoW / 4 Comments

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WoW: My Sister Rosa by Justine LarbalestierMy Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
Published by Soho Teen on Nov 15, 2016
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 398
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What if the most terrifying person you'd ever met was your ten-year old sister? A spine-chilling psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA authors.
'I promise,' said Rosa. 'I won't kill and I won't make anyone else kill.'
I can't see the loophole. Since the guinea pig there's been nothing. Months now without Rosa killing as much as a mosquito.
As far as I know.

Che Taylor has four items on his list: 1. He wants to spar, not just train in the boxing gym. 2. He wants a girlfriend. 3. He wants to go home. 4. He wants to keep Rosa under control.
Che's little sister Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and so good at deception that Che's convinced she must be a psychopath. She hasn't hurt anyone yet, but he's certain it's just a matter of time. And when their parents move them to New York City, Che longs to return to Sydney and his three best friends. But his first duty is to his sister Rosa, who is playing increasingly complex and disturbing games. Can he protect Rosa from the world - and the world from Rosa?
My Sister Rosa will have you on the edge of your seat from the very first page to the last.

What I love

Everything about this book sounds fantastic! I’ve always been interested in the inner workings of serial killers or psychopaths. I think it stems from working with some very sick and disturbed kids over the years. I could tell you stories! The thought of a family member trying to control someone they believe is a psychopath is heart wrenching. Sociopaths are charming liars, skilled in manipulating everyone around them. Living with one has to be one of the most difficult lives imaginable. Just thinking about it chills me to the bone. This book sounds like a creepy psychological thriller that’s perfect to read right after Halloween!

If the psychology of psychopaths interests you, check out The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson!

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4 responses to “WoW: My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

    • Emily

      I’m honestly not sure what you mean when you ask if it reads like YA. Are you enjoying it? I think that’s what is important!

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