Title: The Lord of Opium
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 09/03/13
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: Nancy Farmer is a great author with lots of ideas. In this amazing sequel to The House of the Scorpion she somehow outdoes the first one. I personally enjoy the plot of this series. It follows the main character's life from when he was born to when he is 15 years old. You should read this book because the characters are well developed and thought through. Another reason to read this book is its great use of futuristic modern day problems, such as gangs, poverty and pollution. I would highly recommend this book.
Memorable or Forgettable: Something that made this book memorable was its characters. The author makes it seem as if they are real people, who you care for. It makes you want to yell and shout at them not to do stuff or to do stuff.
Cover: The cover was great, except for the fact that it has a picture of a drug on it. But it strongly represents what the book is about.
Age Range: 12 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
tags: science fiction/ dystopian / ya lit