I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
Published by Soho Teen on November 15th 2016
Source: ARC provided by Publisher
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 diagnosable 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 violence 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. Alone, Che must balance his desire to protect Rosa from the world with the desperate need to protect the world from her.
In order to review as many books as possible without stressing myself out, these super mini- tweet style reviews are going to help balance my usual review style. I love reviewing books, but sometimes writing a long review is daunting, and then I end up not reviewing the many, many books I’ve read. All my Short and Tweet reviews will be 140 characters or less (except when they are a bit longer). Thanks to Tif from Tif Talks Books for the idea!
A modern day Bad Seed, and a look at truly dysfunctional family (that will make you feel a lot better about your family this upcoming holiday season). Set in vibrant NYC with a host of diverse characters, this book will thrill and chill.
*Part of my Book A Day until 2017 challenge
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