Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion" has a completely unique plot and an ending to leave you in shock. Throughout the book, you experience the pain, confusion, and rebellion of a clone who refuses to be put down and torn apart to extend the life of a drug lord dictator. You will be questioning what little we know about cloning--is it ethical? Should it be legal? Have we gone too far in playing God?
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patr?n, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States. A Newbery Honor book. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.