House of the Scorpion

House of the Scorpion

Fast forward into the future and into a world where a billionaire has found a way to stay alive to age 143. How does he do it? Why is Matt treated so differently from the others who live in the compound? Matt is a clone of El Patron the head of the family and the "leader" of the country Opium. Why has Matt's brain been left intact and when he learns the dark secret of his existence, can he escape? Among numerous other awards, this book was a 2003 Newbery Honors winner and recipient of the 2002 National Book Award. Ages 10 and up

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This was a very fascinating book. I only wanted to read this book. I would have stayed up all night if I could have. One of the best books in the world.

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