The House of the Scorpion

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Identity crisis meets sinister powers - The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion is a thrilling sci-fi read that explores the concept of identity, morality, and power. The book's most unique feature is its world-building, which creates a dystopian society where power dynamics have a new meaning. This story would be a great read for anyone who enjoys science fiction, dystopian themes, or is looking for a unique and thought-provoking story.

The House of the Scorpion

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ISBN: 9780689852237
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: $19.72
Authors: Nancy Farmer
Date of Publication: 2004-05-01
Format: Paperback
Goodreads rating: 4.08
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With undertones of vampires, Frankenstein, dragons' hoards, and killing fields, Matt's story turns out to be an inspiring tale of friendship, survival, hope, and transcendence. A must-read for teenage fantasy fans.At his coming-of-age party, Matteo Alacrán asks El Patrón's bodyguard, "How old am I?...I know I don't have a birthday like humans, but I was born." "You were harvested," Tam Lin reminds him. "You were grown in that poor cow for nine months and then you were cut out of her." To most people around him, Matt is not a boy, but a beast. A room full of chicken litter with roaches for friends and old chicken bones for toys is considered good enough for him. But for El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium—a strip of poppy fields lying between the U.S. and what was once called Mexico—Matt is a guarantee of eternal life. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself for Matt is himself. They share identical DNA.
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Identity crisis meets sinister powers - The House of the Scorpion

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