Essay about 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 never life a full life because he knows what his destiny is. As the years pass, Matteo grows and earns respect from some of the members if the Alacran household. He makes friends, falls in love, and becomes determined to find a way to freedom, and that he is not going to let others choose his destiny for him. 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…

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