My Sister Rosa
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My Sister Rosa


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.

Title:My Sister Rosa
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:398 pages

    My Sister Rosa Reviews

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Feb 09, 2016

    4.5 stars!! Maybe a 4.75, I don't know, I'm still reeling from the ending.This was phenomenal. Rosa is so twisted, creepy and scary. I would be terrified if I had a sister like her!Despite all she has...

  • Taneika
    Apr 10, 2016

    I had high expectations going into this book, and all of them were met!My Sister Rosa is the story of a boy named Che, who moves from Sydney to New York with his mother, father and 10 year old sister,...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Jul 18, 2016, WOW FREAKING WOW. This book was amazing. I had this gargantuan feeling that I would like this book because a) boxing (!!) and b) psychopaths. I am intensely interested in brain thingies and...

  • Laurie Anderson
    Jul 12, 2016

    Starts out as a fun YA w terrific characters and then gets really scary in a wonderful, creepy, horrifying way. Stunning conclusion. I really loved this book!...

  • Emily Mead
    Feb 08, 2016

    How do I even BEGIN to talk about this book? It was brilliant. Terrifying. Diverse. Gripping (read it in one sitting). There was so much going on and it was so TWISTED. Gah. If this is what 2016 promi...

  • Natalie Monroe
    Sep 17, 2016

    "The flight is long: Rosa will get bored, she'll look for ways to make trouble without Sally and David, our parents, finding out. That's the game she plays. My job is to stop her." Question: do you l...

  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Apr 06, 2016

    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews! Have you ever met a psychopath? Although they represent less than 2% of the world’s population, how would you know if you’ve...

  • Rebecca T
    Jan 28, 2016

    Actual rating: 4.5Duuuuuuuude. You all know I love morally grey characters, but Rosa is like above and beyond that. She's not morally gray, she's a legitimate psychopath. I love the way her character ...

  • Aimee
    Feb 14, 2016

    I received a copy of My Sister Rosa from Allen and Unwin New Zealand to review. I’ve never read a book by Justine Larbalestier before but as soon as I read the synopsis for this I wanted to read it....

  • Madison
    Mar 17, 2016

    OH MYYYYYYY GOOOoOOooSH.How do I even begin to explain this story? Damn, the first half of the book was mild but the second half.. HOLY HELL.Everything went to hell and my heart is shattered to a mill...

About Justine Larbalestier

Justine Larbalestier

Justine Larbalestier is an Australian young-adult fiction author. She is best known for the Magic or Madness trilogy: Magic or Madness, Magic Lessons and the newly released Magic's Child. She also wrote one adult non-fiction book, the Hugo-nominated The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction (Best Related Book, 2003), and edited another, Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentiet