The House of the Scorpion
Publish date: September 1st 2002
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Middle Grade
Series: Matteo Alacran (#1)
You know that you’re too old for YA when you don’t say “What a great adventure” while reading a book. Instead, you want to reach through the pages and pull the child characters to safety. This book definitely awakened some protective-parent instinct in me that I didn’t know I possessed. Matteo Ala...
The House of the Scorpion is so highly hailed and with an intriguing concept, so I had high hopes for this book. I found the book incredibly unpleasant to read. I'm not rating the book because I acknowledge that I am not the target audience, and that may be part of the issue. I also thought the ...
Absolutely entrancing. I completely understand why this books was bestowed so many awards. Drugs, mercenaries and a battle for wealth and power. Throw in some cloning and high tech, sci-fi style elements and you have one helluva thrill ride.
In my classroom, The House of the Scorpion, has managed to captivate my most reluctant reader. I have been able to use this book to teach many concepts in the English grammar and the use of figurative language due to Nancy Farmer's excellent writing skills. I also feel that Farmer has a captivated...
This is actually a re-read for me, as I first read the book several years ago when one of my daughters brought it home from the library. I'm happy to say that it's just as good (and maybe even better) than it was the first time around. Farmer pens a chilling tale of clones and drug empires that pu...