Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Meredith F.
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.


  1. Its a great review. In my opinon I think that the first sentance in the 2nd and 3rd paragraph are almost the same thing though. Also in the first paragraph, you keep saying he breaks out and is mistreated so you should give examples of how he is mistreated. Other than that, I love how you say there are too many characters. Again I think its a great review and you did a good job giving your opinions.

  2. This sounds like a great read! However. Iin your review, you seem to mention he is a clone and he gets mistreated. Is there anything else important we need to know about the story? Also, how is he a clone, was he born or made? Other than those quiestions, I think this would be a great read and I would love to read it when I get the chance.