The house of the scorpion
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Published:
Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
380 pages; 24 cm.
Lexile measure:
660L
Status:
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
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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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780689852220
Lexile measure:
660

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

Farmer, N. (2003). The house of the scorpion. Princeton, N.J.: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Farmer, Nancy, 1941-. 2003. The House of the Scorpion. Princeton, N.J.: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Farmer, Nancy, 1941-, The House of the Scorpion. Princeton, N.J.: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion. Princeton, N.J.: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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