The House of the Scorpion

I would recommend this book for ages twelve plus, although certain eleven year olds could read it too.



This book is about a boy named Matteo.  Matteo is a clone, of a wealthy and famous man named El Patron, lord of a country called Opium.  El Patron knew that he was going to die soon, so he cloned himself so that his legacy could continue.  Matt has grown up with a woman named Celia, who has always kept him away from everyone, since clones were never treated fairly in the world.  Matt stays in his house until a group of kids come to his window, where he follows them to their house.  Matt’s new life begins in this house, as he learns what it is to be a clone, and eventually meets the man that he is cloned after.  Life has changed for the better for Matt, until he meets people who still think that clones are terrible things.  They will do anything to get rid of clones, and it doesn’t matter how important the man is that Matt was cloned after.



My favorite characters was Maria, she was out going and willing to do anything to help Matt.

I really enjoyed this book, and have recommended it to a lot of my friends.

This book had no bad language, and hardly any romance.  There was medium violence in this book, especially how everyone was treating Matt after learning that he was a clone.

Five out of five stars

Pages: 380

Author: Nancy Farmer

Buy Book Here: Amazon 



Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *