My Sister Rosa

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier

Publication Information: New York, NY: Soho Teen, 2016

SummaryWhat if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister? 

Seventeen-year-old Australian Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa, but he's certain that she's a psychopath - clincally, 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 manipulation she's capable of.

Their parents, whose business takes the family from place to place, brush off the warning signs of 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.  Che's always been Rosa's rock, protecting her from the world.  Now, the world might need protection from her. 

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Links of Interest:

Author Website -

Educator's Guide - HERE

Psychology Today - How to Spot a Psychopath

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