The House of the Scorpion

Written by Nancy Farmer

Matteo Alacran's life had an unusual beginning. He came from the DNA of El Patron, lord of a country called Opium. Most consider him a monster, but El Patron loves him. Matteo is threatened by a scary group of characters. He would love to escape, but it's not that easy to leave the Alacran Estate. Even if he succeeds, his differences are more noticeable than he thinks.

Age Range 12 - 18 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
400
Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Grade Level 7th - 12th
ISBN
9780689852237
Lexile 660L
Themes