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?
I had just finished watching sixteen seasons of Law and Order SVU back to back with my daughter so I found this book really interesting. As the blurb indicates Che is worried about his little sister Rosa, and as it turns out he should be, but we know that from the beginning. Rosa's parents don't seem to think there is much to worry about, but that doesn't stop Che, in fact, worrying about Rosa takes over his life. Che has an interesting and diverse group of friends and this is something the author Justine Larbalestier has done very well, weave people from different aspects of life together. Che's parents are stupid in love with each other, to the point that Che feels like they don't love their children as much as they love each other. There are twists in the book and, almost like that saying, you can't put the book down although you are slightly on edge about what is happening and how.A great psychological thriller from Justine Larbalestier. PS I yawn when I see others yawn so I'm ok, are you??
Tracy @ Hampton Park