The House of the Scorpion is a fascinating futuristic book about a clone, Matt Alacron who shares the DNA of a powerful drug lord referred to as El Patron. Matt had lived in a small cottage, isolated in the poppy fields with Celia (his foster mother) his entire life. When Matt meets some kids, he hurts himself and is rushed to the Big House. He soon is informed that he is a clone. Just about everybody hates Matt because of the fact that he is a clone. They feel as if he is no different than a dog, he even was once called an Unbaptized limb of Satan by a priest! Matts only friends along the way are Celia, Tam Lin, Maria, and El Patron, the man Matt was cloned from who loves Matt as himself because he is himself as a child. Matt is educated and taught well. Matt finds out that clones are created as donors for the people they are cloned from. Later El Patron is near death and needs Matt to survive. Matt has to die in order to keep El Patron alive. The House of the Scorpion has numerous surprises and heart-pounding moments along the way. It is an amazing book and made me always want to turn the page for more. I recommend this book for anyone who like adventure books because this book really opens minds and I am sure that anybody who reads it will enjoy it as much as I did.