This book "The House of The Scorpion" was one that I actually enjoyed reading. At first glance, you can already tell that it's a great book from the awards this book has won ex. National Book Awards. This book was simple to read which is surprising since this book, in particular, has a couple of stories that all fit together and relates to the main idea of the book which I like. The characters in this book, especially the main ones are really explained of in this book about their thoughts, ideas, and emotions whether it's towards someone/something or an inside thought. I think this is a neat and great way of describing a character's story because you can tell how they feel about a certain thing just in a couple of minutes of reading. Thoughts of a character I think can also give out hints or brief descriptions of an event later in the book which is also neat. One character I liked was Matt which I think most people will like if they read this book for many reasons. Matt is a clone of El Patrón, a 142-year-old leader of a drug empire between Mexico and the United States. Matt didn't know exactly if he was a clone but later on, he discovers that he is indeed a clone of an empire leader which is why people hated him. Why? because he was a clone of a leader and people didn't like El Patrón. The emotions and the story of people hating Matt stuck on throughout the book and the emotions really express themselves because Matt was scared or worried that he would be executed. Either way, I would recommend this book to teenagers since there are connections that could be made that reflect yourself. 4.5 out of 5. @Self-Disciplined of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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