My Sister Rosa

Justine Larbalestier
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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.

WINNER: 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Young Adult Fiction

'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.

Author bio:

Justine Larbalestier is the author of Razorhurst, which won the Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel and was shortlisted for both the NSW and Victorian Premiers' Literary Awards, and Liar, which won the YA Western Australian Premier's book award, the YA Sisters in Crime Davitt Award and was shortlisted for the CBCA Older Readers award, among many other honours. She also edited the collection, Zombies Versus Unicorns with Holly Black. Justine lives in Sydney where she gardens, boxes, and watches too much cricket, and sometimes in New York City where she wanders about public parks hoping they'll let her do some gardening and misses cricket a lot.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781760112226
Awards: Winner Adelaide Festival Awards, Young Adult Fiction 2018 AU; Longlisted Best Young Adult Novel - Davitt Awards 2017 AU; Shortlisted Inky Awards - Gold Inky for Australian Fiction 2017 AU; Shortlisted Edgar Awards - Best Young Adult Novel 2017 US; Longlisted Indie Book Awards - Best Young Adult Fiction 2017 AU; Shortlisted Aurealis Awards - Best Horror Novel 2016 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: February 2016
Page Extent: 416
Format: Book
Age: 14 - 18
Subject: Young adult fiction