MATTEO ALACRAN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED. His DNA came from El Patron, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a pe...
As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.
Matt has always been nothi...
House of the Scorpion 2002 National Book Award -- Young People's Literature 2002 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) -- Recommended 2003 Bookseller's Choice -- Young Adult 2004 Rhode Island Teen Book Award -- Ages 12 & Up 2004 Sequoyah Book Award -- Young Adult 2004 Volunteer State Book Award -- Young Adult 2005 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Teen 2005 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Adult 2005 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book 2005 Young Reader's Choice Award -- Senior/Grades 10-12 2006 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Middle Grades
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
There are 2 books in the House of the Scorpion series.
The House of the Scorpion series does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Lord of Opium (Book 2), was published in September 2013.
The first book in the House of the Scorpion series, House of the Scorpion, was published in September 2002.
The House of the Scorpion series primarily falls into the Action Adventure and Science Fiction genres. This young adult series was written for ages 12-17, but can be enjoyed by adults too.