'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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
My Sister Rosa surprised us at every turn. Australian author Justine Larbalestier’s novel is part coming-of-age story, part psychological thriller—and consistently gripping. It’s the story of 17-year-old Che, whose convention-bucking parents move him and his 10-year-old sister, Rosa, from country to country as they pursue their professional ambitions. When the family moves to a stylishly spare luxury apartment in New York City, Che’s concerns about his little sister’s antisocial behaviour mount. We found ourselves holding our breath and burning through chapters, trying to figure out the sinister truth.
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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Finished in a day could not put the book down