The House of the Scorpion Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The House of the Scorpion


  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471120381

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The House of the Scorpion Book Description :

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

The House of the Scorpion Book
Score: 4
From 166 Ratings

The House of the Scorpion


  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439106556

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The House of the Scorpion Book Description :

This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors. Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium—a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt’s first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón’s power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn’t even suspect.

The House of the Scorpion Book
Score: 4
From 178 Ratings

The House of the Scorpion


  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689852220

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The House of the Scorpion Book Description :

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrâon, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

The Lord of Opium Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Lord of Opium


  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442482548

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The Lord of Opium Book Description :

In 2137, 14-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of old El Patron, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation facing the rest of the world.

The Comet s Curse Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Comet s Curse


  • Author : Dom Testa
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Release Date : 2009-01-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1429981601

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The Comet s Curse Book Description :

In the gripping start to this young adult science fiction adventure series by popular Colorado radio host Dom Testa, the teenage crew of the starship Galahad must find a new home for humanity among the stars--if they fail, it will be the end of the human race.... When the tail of the comet Bhaktul flicks through the Earth's atmosphere, deadly particles are left in its wake. Suddenly, mankind is confronted with a virus that devastates the adult population. Only those under the age of eighteen seem to be immune. Desperate to save humanity, a renowned scientist proposes a bold plan: to create a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system. Two years later, the Galahad and its crew—none over the age of sixteen—is launched. Two years of training have prepared the crew for the challenges of space travel. But soon after departing Earth, they discover that a saboteur is hiding on the Galahad! Faced with escalating acts of vandalism and terrorized by threatening messages, sixteen-year-old Triana Martell and her council soon realize that the stowaway will do anything to ensure that the Galahad never reaches its destination. The teens must find a way to neutralize their enemy. For if their mission fails, it will mean the end of the human race.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer s  The House of the Scorpion  Book

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer s The House of the Scorpion


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-06-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 31
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410348470

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A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer s The House of the Scorpion Book Description :

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Girl Named Disaster Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

A Girl Named Disaster


  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0545229782

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A Girl Named Disaster Book Description :

Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.

The Ear  the Eye  and the Arm Book
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

The Ear the Eye and the Arm


  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Blacks
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 0531068293

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The Ear the Eye and the Arm Book Description :

In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

Nice Try  Jane Sinner Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Nice Try Jane Sinner


  • Author : Lianne Oelke
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544867857

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Nice Try Jane Sinner Book Description :

"Jane Sinner, a 17-year-old dropout, sets out to redefine herself through a series of schemes and stunts, including participating in a low-budget reality TV show at her local community college"--

Haunting the Deep Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Haunting the Deep


  • Author : Adriana Mather
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553539530

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Haunting the Deep Book Description :

The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in this follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous “ship of dreams”—a story made all the more fascinating because the author’s own relatives survived the doomed voyage. Samantha Mather knew her family’s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she’d find herself at the center of a new one. This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic . . . where she’s been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam’s waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship. Ultimately, Sam and the Descendants, along with some help from heartthrob Elijah, must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship . . . and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers. Praise for How to Hang a Witch: “It’s like Mean Girls meets history class in the best possible way.” —Seventeen Magazine “Mather shines a light on the lessons the Salem Witch Trials can teach us about modern-day bullying—and what we can do about it.” —Bustle.com “Strikes a careful balance of creepy, fun, and thoughtful.” —NPR “I am utterly addicted to Adriana Mather’s electric debut. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, twisting and turning with ghosts, witches, an ancient curse, and—sigh—romance. It’s beautiful. Haunting. The characters are vivid and real. I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.” —Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places