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The House of The Scorpion

by Nancy Farmer

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The House of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
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    Oct 2002, 400 pages

    Nov 2002, 308 pages


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Sarah Bendorf

The Cloning Issue
This book was amazing! I highly recommend it to anyway looking for a good read and deep thought. This book made me take a serious look at cloning and how it is actually viewed in our world today. Even if you aren't highly motivated to read for the thought provocation, it's an exciting story, full of action, and an easy read. I read this book while I was just a freshman and again as a senior and encouraged all of my friends and family to read it immediately.

great book!!
This is one of my favrorite books. I wish there was another book.
Jordan-7th grade student

house of the scorpion
i loved this book, its very funny, but sad at the same time. it took me a whole 6 hrs to read this book, it was so good, i just didn't want to set it down. i cant stop reading it now, i read it over and over. i'm hoping nancy farmer will make a second book, im dying to know what happens to matt and maria .... for now i just dream it up. =P

The House of Scorpion
So good. Written really well. My new favorite book. I recommend it to all. 2 thumbs up
Anna Kuperschmidt

one strength and one weakness of the book.
One strength that the book has is that its very good by how Matt struggles to understand some things about him being a clone and his existence.

One weakness that the book has was that if you don't read it straight then some things might get confusing.

But overall I loved the book and would read it again and again.

This book was very well thought out. It had you guessing what happens next in every chapter. Filled with twist and turns around every corner. It is one of the best books I have ever read.

I believe this is a wonderful book. It was a thrill to read. The more you read of the book more you like it.

The House of the Scorpion
All people will enjoy this book because there is a bit of romance, lots of adventure and action, and tons of suspense. It is an unique book because normal science fiction books are either utterly unrealistic, violent, or just plain confusing. However, this book grasps the reader firmly and does not let he/she go until the reader finishes the book and will feel truly satisfied. The reader is definitely glued to the book. This book gives you a true understanding of life, even though the setting of the book is in the future. The reader can easily relate to the situations in the book...although not directly. The reader will have to read behind the words, infer, and make tons of predictions. This book is one of the best books ever written!

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