House Of The Scorpion

House Of The Scorpion

by Farmer, Nancy

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M. Sindy Felin's National Book Award finalist is in paperback for the first time. Karina has plenty to worry about on the last day of seventh grade: finding three Ds and a C on her report card again, getting laughed at by everyone again, being sent to the principal--again. But she's too busy dodging the fists of her stepfather and looking out for her sisters to deal with school. This is the story of a young girl coming of age amidst the violent waters that run just beneath the surface of suburbia--a story that has the courage to ask: How far will you go to protect the ones you love?

The epic story of a young girl torn from her African village, sold into slavery, and stripped of everything she has ever known--except hope.

Matteo Alacran was not born; he was harvested with the DNA from El Patron, lord of a country called Opium. Can a boy who was bred to guarantee another's survival find his own purpose in life? And can he ever be free?

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Product Details

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: SIMON PULSE
  • ISBN: 9780689852237
  • Publication Date: 05/01/2004