The House Of The Scorpion By Nancy Farmer

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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The House of the Scorpion is an incredible novel and is one of the best, if not the best, book iv 'e ever read. The story of the novel takes place in the fictional country of Opium, a dystopian independent country between the US and Mexico. The story centers around Matteo Alacran, a young boy and the clone of a the ruler of Opium (and drug lord), whose name is El Patron. Matteo is treated as sub human throughout his child hood because of his status as a clone. Matteo himself had not been aware of his true identity until he overheard about it. Knowing that the only reason for a clone to exist is to be used as an organ donor for El Patron, Matteo gives up hope and realizes he will
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The story progresses throughout Matteo 's childhood and shows us how determined he is to be free. I found this book to be one of the most engrossing stories iv 'e read. There were many characters and all of them had very interesting back stories. I think my favorite part was about how the main character, Matteo, was relatable to readers. He was just a young child who wanted to be loved, and as he grew his priorities and his goals changed, just like any real person. Something I do wish was more shown in the book was the drug lord El Patron. Being 140 years old he would have seen a lot and have a lot of back story but he wasn 't shown much.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes good fiction, no matter the age. It is a thoroughly interesting book and is has something that keeps you going on every page. After reading this book, I was definitely interested in reading other books by Farmer, and hopefully any sequels to this novel in particular. At the time when I read this book, there were no other books in the series, but recently a sequel was written, almost 11 years after this book was published. The House of the Scorpion is an incredible …show more content…
Being 140 years old he would have seen a lot and have a lot of backstory but he wasn 't shown much.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes good fiction, no matter the age. It is a thoroughly interesting book and is has something that keeps you going on every page. After reading this book, I was definitely interested in reading other books by Farmer, and hopefully any sequels to this novel in particular. At the time when I read this book, there were no other books in the series, but recently a sequel was written, almost 11 years after this book was published.The House of the Scorpion is an incredible novel and is one of the best, if not the best, book iv 'e ever read. The story of the novel takes place in the fictional country of Opium, a dystopian independent country between the US and Mexico. The story centers around Matteo Alacran, a young boy and the clone of a the ruler of Opium (and drug lord), whose name is El Patron. Matteo is treated as sub human throughout his childhood because of his status as a clone. Matteo himself had not been aware of his true identity until he overheard about it. Knowing that the only reason for a clone to exist is to be used as an organ donor for El Patron, Matteo gives up hope and realizes

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