Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion
Pre-Teen / Teen Fiction
Welcome to Opium, a strip of land between Mexico and the US where the law of the drug lord is the only law. El Patron, the lord of Opium has a little project of growing and harvesting not only opium but his own little humans. His newest human, Matteo is shunned by all to be the devil incarnate or a monster. Follow Matteo through his hellish beginnings to a strange ending that not even El Patron could solve.

Meeka says:
This was a fascinating look into the issue of cloning and how it can corrupt us all. Also an intensive look into the control drugs have on our society. A compelling read which will make you think about how we treat each other.

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