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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 Patrón, the 140-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,, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 380 p. :,geneal. table ;,24 cm.
Notes: "A Richard Jackson book."
Contents: Youth: 0 to 6
In the beginning
Little house in the poppy fields
Property of the alacrán estate
María
Prison
Middle age: 7 to 11
El patrón
Teacher
Eejit in the dry field
Secret passage
Cat with nine lives
Giving and taking of gifts
Thing on the bed
Lotus pond
Celia's story
Old age: 12 to 14
Starved bird
Brother wolf
Eejit pens
Dragon hoard
Coming-of-age
Esperanza
Blood wedding Betrayal
Age 14: Death
Final good-bye
Farm patrol
La vida nueva: Lost boys
Five-legged horse
Plankton factory
Washing a dusty mind
When the whales lost their legs
Ton-ton
Found out
Boneyard
Shrimp harvester
El día de los muertos
Castle on the hill
Homecoming
House of eternity.
Summary: In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 140-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
Audience: 660
Ages 11 and up.
Awards & Distinctions: ["
Michael L. Printz Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2003.", "
Newbery Honor Book, 2003.", "
Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Award Nominee, 2008.", "
National Book Award, 2002", "
Newbery Honor, 2003"]
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 61 10230
Accelerated Reader AR 51 10150
ISBN: 9780689852220
0689852223
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One of the greatest books I've ever read period.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • _Abi_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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  • 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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  • lauren44 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book grabs the attention of the reader, keeps it until the book is over, and leaves you wanting more.

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  • VampireHunterD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of the best books I've read. Grips you from the beginning to the end.

Fantastic story with palpable characters.

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  • sential rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Definitely one of my favourite dystopian stories. A Drug Lord. A Clone. A bunch of people that are like mindless zombies. Take down the bad guy. That sort of thing.

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  • _Abi_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • 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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  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

'"Being a clone, you're different and a lot of people are afraid of you."' Page 81

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