The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
"WOW - I have never read a book filled with such intensity! Its unique situation made me grip this book, and (I) raced to the end of the story. The author sure made me want to find out its secrets before anyone else." Reviewed by Haejin, Hemphill Branch teen reader.
"Farmer's novel may be futuristic, but it hits close to home, raising questions of what it means to be human, what is the value of life, and what are the responsibilities of a society." Publishers Weekly