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Teen Reviewed: The Lord of Opium

The  Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer 

3-Sentence Summary: The sequel to Farmer’s The House of the Scorpion, The Lord of Opium, follows the events after El Patron’s death and presents the new dangers that Matt Alacran faces as the new boss of the land that lays between Aztlan (what was once Mexico) and the United States, the Land of Opium. With new-found power, Matt must decide who he can trust and what he needs to do to make Opium prosper. Oh, and did I mention he’s 14?

Six-Word Review: Young drug lord must run country.

I started to read this book because I was excited that a sequel to the first book had FINALLY come out and i continued to read because I was really wanted to know how this would end.

Rating: I would give this book a 6/10. The book had so much potential to be as great as the first but it was a bit disappointing and for the most part boring, the last 100 pages were not too bad though, which is perhaps worth the read.

If the Main Character were in a high school yearbook, he would be Voted Most Likely To: Inherit a drug empire at the age of 14 and kind of fail at it.

If he were on a deserted island he would most likely not survive because he relies so heavily on others to get the job done.

–Aldo, 17, Teen Center Adviser