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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
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Apr 10, 2012

Read in April, 2012

Not being a huge fan of science fiction,The House of Scorpion was a interesting book to read.
The fact that the story line was based in the future made the book more interesting .The book take you on a journey of thing that happen in the future.The story was based on a plantation that boarded Mexico and the United States.this was own by a drug lord called El Patrón who 148 years old . Now that caught my interest because he lived so long. Even though he was a famous drug lord the story was not based on him being a drug dealer.It about the possibility of cloning being something that was practice during that time and the clones weren't accepted it was like they were slaves. They were called Eejits.But there was one that El Patrón took interest and was given opportunity to be like a regular human. That eejits was called Matt he was consider a strange animal and often being mistreated by people when the meet him.Also the fact the the El Patrón keeps him on pedestal and he is disliked by other family member .They think he get more attention. there was still mysteries about the clones on a whole and Matt is trying to make sense of it since he was under that category .This about his journey trying to make sense of the thing around and what are the clones/ejits are used for and his journey as once of the clones .This book put a interesting twist on colning,and to think how would be if it was possible to clone human.It one way to look at the cloning issue.Also recently I saw a woman had cloned her dog from ashes ,so we might not be far from the cloning of human being. This was a great book to read its thought provoking it make your imagination run wild .

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