The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you claim to enjoy Young Adult Fiction, this is a must read! The acclaim awarded to Farmer's futuristic science fiction work, The House of the Scorpion, is well earned.
Set not too far off in the conceivable future is a new land rightfully named Opium. The new country lies in between what was formally known as Mexico and the United States. The new country and it's independence was granted to a few drug lords in a treaty to end the mass influx of drugs into the United States.
While rounding up illegal immigrants like cattle and turning them into mindless drones could be rich enough for it's own separate book, Farmer only uses that as a subplot to the struggles of the Drug Lord's clone...
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