Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Meredith F.
ELA-Morris
1/29/2013
Book Review: The House of the Scorpion

                  Matt is a clone. He lived in a house for six years with his caregiver, Celia. One day while Celia is at work, Matt breaks out and injures his hands and feet. The children that were watching him take him back to their house where his wounds are treated. After that he is called a dirty clone and is thrown in a room where he is mistreated. When Matt is finally let out and is living a high class life he must give up his new life in order for him to survive. He is sent on a terrible journey where he ends up in a place where he is again mistreated. When he finally breaks out with some other boys he again must go on another long journey. Once Matt is in the place he was searching for he has to save the children’s house. Will Matt save the children’s house?
           
                 The House of the Scorpion is a thrilling tale filled with drama and dark secrets. I think it was an incredible book. I think that there were too many characters in it. I also think that it was very long but overall it is a wonderful book.
   
                The House of the Scorpion is an incredible story. I recommend it for anyone who likes action packed stories. It might be a little intense for young children but it is great for preteens. The story will pull you in and you won't be able to put the book down. I give it four stars.