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The House of the Scorpion

Farmer, Nancy (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The House of the Scorpion
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In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Authors: Farmer, Nancy, 1941-
Title: The house of the scorpion
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 380 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nancy Farmer
Notes: "A Richard Jackson book"
Summary: In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Awards & Distinctions: Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Honor Book
Newbery Honor Book
Winner of National Book Award
ISBN: 9780689852220
0689852223
Branch Call Number: y FARMER
Subject Headings: Human cloning Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Topical Term: Human cloning
LCCN: 2001056594
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Matt is a young clone in the drug empire of Opium -- what is he being raised to do?

What is life like for a clone of a powerful drug lord in a futuristic Central America? It’s pretty dangerous. This book has lots of interesting ideas about cloning and the freedom of individuals.

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

Matt lives in the drug empire of Opium between the the US and Mexico, enjoying special status a clone of the country's leader, El Patron. But why did El Patron create him?


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Jul 31, 2014
  • mantatail rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really great book that I felt offered a good insight to differing political systems and also on the topic of human cloning. Very good read.

Jul 23, 2014
  • Solter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I read the first 200 pages in one sitting. The characters have a lot of depth and some of them are truly evil. The interesting thing is that the author introduces many of them to you through the eyes of a young boy, so you don't always see it coming. She also provides backstory to them so you understand where these characters come from and what events and choices in their lives have made them who they are. This story is fascinating.

I read this book, and loved it. The beginning was weird but fascinating.... well the entirety of the book is like that haha! But anyway, I didn't enjoy the ending as much as I thought I would but it was still awesome and exhilarating :) a fantastic read!

Took me about a week or a little bit more to finish reading it. I enjoyed this book and I was thrilled when Matt was told that he wasn't a clone. I recommend this book to any one who is interested in doing something in their spare time.

One of the greatest books I've ever read period.

Aug 04, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A book full of great ideas written out perfectly. The plot captured me just as much as the characters.

Jul 14, 2013
  • liza1027 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book so much I decided to read more of Nancy Farmer's books. She is a very good author. I couldn't put this book down!

Jul 08, 2013
  • Dixiedog2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The House Of The Scorpion - One of my very favourite books; I have now read it five times. This was the book that got me into reading back in April 2010. I went on to read all of Nancy Farmer's books. By July 2013, I had read over 350 books and counting. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

Feb 14, 2013
  • _Abi_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was AMAZING!!! One of the best books ever.

Feb 04, 2013
  • shx rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a simply stunning book about the life of a clone. It is impossible to put down and paced perfectly.

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Feb 14, 2013
  • _Abi_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

_Abi_ thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Apr 09, 2012
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Aug 04, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Matt is a clone who goes thought many struggles throughout his life. He strives to learn the mysteries that surround him and survive himself.

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Aug 04, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

'"Being a clone, you're different and a lot of people are afraid of you."'

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