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The House of the Scorpion


From the unique combination of the timelessness of an old and seemingly forgotten world deftly mixed with the futuristic reality of a brave new world ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
April M

great science fiction fantasy

by April M on Aug 13, 2012

futuristic...with cloning as the "norm" for rich people...poor people as always the peasants....the dilema comes from the clone's point of view...wonderful book,,,unusually dark and realistic for a young adults book...but thought provoking all-the-same....April M More

by lunafish on Sep 23, 2009

I loved The House of the Scorpion. It is science fiction that reads like an adventure story, with edge-of-your-seat plot twists and captivating suspense. Farmer does an excellent job of creating vibrant, believable characters and showing both the good and bad traits of each one. I devoured every chapter ... More


House of Scorpion - STING ME!

by BaJaMomma on Feb 21, 2009

Wow! What an adventure(s)! Nancy Farmer is brilliant in exposing controversial issues in a colorful, very alive, action packed novel. Written for a young teen audience... well maybe. Adults of any age will be captivated. Topics exposed include; cloning, racism, prejudice, drug abuse, and ... More


A terrific book for all ages!

by Hebes on Oct 31, 2007

I read this book years ago and I'm still reading it. The story line is riveting; you can't put it down. It's also unexpected, and some parts may really surprise you. Even though it's about a young boy, the issues it explores make it really interesting. This book is set in the future, and the author ... More

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