The House of the Scorpion is the futuristic story of Matteo, a clone of a powerful Mexican drug lord, El Patrón. Although most clones are given a shot at birth that destroys their brain, Matteo has been spared this; he lives like a grandson of El Patrón, until he discovers a horrible truth and has to find his way outside the compound in which he has lived his whole life. This young adult novel involves the ideas of ethics and unchecked power.

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