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The Lord of Opium
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The Lord of Opium Hardcover - 2013

by Nancy Farmer

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.


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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 nothing but a cloneâÈ'grown from a strip of old El PatronâÈçs skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disasterâÈ'and hidden in Opium is the cure.

And that isnâÈçt all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El PatronâÈçs sinister system of drug growingâÈ'people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human.

Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he canâÈçt even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround himâÈöand some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?

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  • Title The Lord of Opium
  • Author Nancy Farmer
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Pages 432
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York, NY
  • Date 2013-09-03
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Dust Cover, Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9781442482548 / 1442482540
  • Weight 1.3 lbs (0.59 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.17 x 6.29 x 1.45 in (23.29 x 15.98 x 3.68 cm)
  • Ages 12 to 17 years
  • Grade levels 7 - 12
  • Reading level 700
  • Themes
    • Topical: Family
  • Library of Congress subjects Science fiction, Drug traffic
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2012030418
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

Media reviews

* "This highly anticipated sequel to FarmerâÈçs National Book AwardâÈ'winning The House of the Scorpion (2002) begins soon after the funeral of the drug lord El Patrón and the murder of nearly everyone who attended the event. Fourteen-year-old Matt, the dead drug lordâÈçs clone, was originally created to provide spare parts for El Patrón, but is now the Lord of Opium.... Once again, FarmerâÈçs near-future world offers an electric blend of horrors and beauty. Lyrically written and filled with well-rounded, sometimes thorny characters, this superb novel is well worth the wait."

Citations

  • Booklist, 06/01/2013, Page 75
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks, 01/01/2014, Page 265
  • Horn Book Magazine, 09/01/2013, Page 94
  • Hornbook Guide to Children, 01/01/2014, Page 0
  • Kirkus Bea Big Book Guide, 05/15/2013, Page 65
  • Kirkus Reviews, 01/01/0001, Page 0
  • Kirkus Reviews Fall Preview, 08/15/2013, Page 52
  • Publishers Weekly, 06/24/2013, Page 0
  • School Library Journal, 09/01/2013, Page 156
  • Voice of Youth Advocates, 08/01/2013, Page 0
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