100 Best Children's BooksOnce a week my sister, mother, and I filled a cardboard box with new library books to read. Now, almost four decades later, I still borrow an excessive amount of library books, not just for me but also for my own children and my K-5 students. Read More »
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The House of the Scorpion’s Rankings
- #8 Young Adult
Matteo Alacran is a clone living in the country of Opium. But unlike the other clones, his brain wasn’t destroyed at birth. Even still, because he’s a clone, or an “eejit,” he is treated like an animal without a soul. When Matteo finds out he’s El Patron’s cloned DNA and that his true purpose is to be harvested for his organs, he runs away into the world where he’s enslaved. This chilling story delves deep into real-life controversial issues and helps kids think critically about the world around them.
Get it from: Amazon, $9.99