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The House of the Scorpion
by Nancy Farmer | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Izzy5000 of Kansas City, Missouri USA on 12/5/2010
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Elskaliam): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Izzy5000 from Kansas City, Missouri USA on Sunday, December 05, 2010

10 out of 10

This book was amazing!! I hope everyone else likes it too! 


Journal Entry 2 by Izzy5000 at Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Monday, January 17, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (1/17/2011 UTC) at Fort Collins, Colorado USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Sending to Moriquen for the Interntional January Sweepstakes!
Congrats and Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Friday, February 11, 2011

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Thanks sooo much for the book izzy! It looks like a great read, indeed! And special thanks for the bookplates. I just ran out so these will be a big help. Kisses from Belgium 


Journal Entry 4 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Thursday, March 22, 2012

9 out of 10

This book was a big surprise to me. To be completely honest, I didn't expect much of it when I first started. But the book quickly grabbed hold of me and made me wonder. It reminded me of Brave New World many times (albeit a strongly simplified version) and I loved it. Even though it is a YA (Young Adults) book it doesn't shun the harder facts. I enjoyed it a lot, thanks for sharing it with me Izzy!

(Reserved for the winner of the March International Sweepstake.) 


Journal Entry 5 by Moriquen at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium on Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/19/2012 UTC) at Borgerhout, Antwerpen / Anvers Belgium

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On its way to the winner of the March International Sweepstake. I tried to pick something I thought you might enjoy. I hope you'll like it! 


Journal Entry 6 by Elskaliam at Hässleholm, Skåne Sweden on Monday, April 23, 2012

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Wow! I remember hearing about this book ages ago, but never read it. It does seem very chilling. I think I'm gonna love it! Really looking forward to reading this. Thank you. :-) 


Journal Entry 7 by Elskaliam at Hässleholm, Skåne Sweden on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Series: National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature, Newbery Honor Book, Printz Honor Book

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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