|SoHo Teen (2016-11-15)|
|Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books|
MY SISTER ROSA
MY SISTER ROSA is a masterfully chilling read, one that will haunt you long after you've turned the last page. Larbalestier weaves together the unquestionably familiar and the unthinkably horrible in this contemporary story of familial rifts, divided loyalties, and what we're willing to put on the line to take care of our own.
It doesn't help his case that his parents refuse to admit that there's anything wrong with Rosa. Her masterful manipulations have long turned them off her scent. Che finds little solace in his friends back in Sydney, feeling instead the growing disconnect between his old self and the person he could become in New York. Despite his mounting anxiety at having to manage Rosa, Che tries to lose himself to his martial arts training, the one thing that grounds him, makes him feel like himself. At his new gym, he is introduced to and immediately falls for Sojourner, a formidably talented fighter whose religious convictions threaten to quash their relationship before it has even begun. Ever persistent, Che continues to fall, fight, and stave off the dread of what Rosa might be up to next.
Meanwhile, Rosa is making friends. She's always been a charmer, with a way of making her friends do things they normally wouldn't. At the family's previous home in Bangkok, Rosa manipulated her best friend into killing a beloved pet. Che's worst fear is that one day she'll scale up to something bigger than pets.But Rosa has promised Che that she'll never kill anyone. And while Rosa lies to everyone else, so far she's kept all her promises to Che. Unfortunately, she's also very good at finding loopholes...
Until now he has always protected Rosa from the world. But as Rosa's complex and disturbing games ratchet up in their foreign home, he must act to protect the world from her.
Justine Larbalestier's RAZORHURST was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize for Young Adult Writing. Her previous novel LIAR won the Davitt Award for best Young Adult Crime Novel, the WA Premier's Literary Award Young Adult Prize, and the Christina Stead Award. It received four starred reviews, was shortlisted for 11 awards, and was a best book of the year for YALSA (Young Adult Library Association), School Library Journal, Bank Street Books and the International Youth Library's The White Ravens. She is the author of the MAGIC OR MADNESS trilogy (Penguin US and Australia 2005-07) and HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY (Bloomsbury 2008, Allen & Unwin 2009), the editor with Holly Black of ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS (Margaret K. McElderry Books 2010), and co-writer with Sara Rees-Brennan of TEAM HUMAN (HarperTeen 2012). She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and she and her husband split their time between Sydney and New York City.
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