Nancy Farmer's story is about a boy named Matt whose life started in a petri dish when a drug lord (El Patron) decided to clone himself. As Matt grows older, he begins to question his existence and to what purpose does he serve El Patron... his creator. The House of the Scorpion was the National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature, Newbery Honor Book, and Printz Honor Book. In my opinion, it is one of the best YA books I've read so far.
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