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The House of the Scorpion

(2002)
(The first book in the House of the Scorpion series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
National Book Award, Young People's Literature, 2002

Matt is a clone of El Patron, a powerful drug lord of the land of Opium, which is located between the United States and Mexico. For six years, he has lived in a tiny cottage in the poppy fields with Celia, a kind and deeply religious servant woman who is charged with his care and safety. He knows little about his existence until he is discovered by a group of children playing in the fields and wonders why he isn't like them. Though Matt has been spared the fate of most clones, who have their intelligence destroyed at birth, the evil inhabitants of El Patron's empire consider him a "beast" and an "eejit".

When El Patron dies at the age of 146, 14-year-old Matt escapes Opium with the help of Celia and Tam Lin, his devoted bodyguard who wants to right his own wrongs. After a near misadventure in his escape, Matt makes his way back home and begins to rid the country of its evils.

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September 2002 : USA Hardback
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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July 2003 : USA Paperback
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October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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2003 : USA Audio CD
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