FC: Nancy Farmer Science Fiction Mix Book Created by Jesse Haynes
2: The White Poppy Fields of Opium are where Matt starts his life. These fields are the source of El Patron's drugs and power.
3: Celia's cottage is where Mat spent his early life.
4: Matt was born a clone and raised by Celia. Matt grew to be a brave and daring young person, taking many of Celia's positive qualities. Celia was a generous, caring and kind person.
5: Maria is a kind friend. She is the daughter of a US Senator. | El Patron is using clone parts to extend his life. He is both generous and greedy. | Mr Alacran is not happy with Matt since he is a clone.
6: Tam Lin was assigned to be Matt's body guard. He taught Matt and set a good example for Matt. Tam Lin is helpful and informative to assist Matt in surviving. | Felicia is evil and Tom is a deceitful snake. These characters are selfish.
7: Chacho is an orphan who's is spiteful. Filelito is silly and playful.
8: At first Matt was living alone at the cottage. Things were smooth but he was discovered and moved to a stall. He was imprisoned because he was a clone and had no place in regular society.
9: El Patron discovered Matt at the stable and had him moved to the big house. Later, El Patron has a heart attack, but the plan to harvest Matt's heart fails when Matt runs to the boarder to escape being harvested.
10: From the poppy came opium, which is an illegal drug that is between Matt and true freedom. It is also the name of the country that Matt now leads as the genetic heir of El Patron. | When Matt first escapes he is captured by the Keepers and forced to work in the plankton farms and eventually ends up in the Boneyard.
11: Captured immigrants are being turned into mind-controlled eejits. | Clones are usually mind wiped beasts with no will to concern with. They have no rights as human beings
12: In comparing Jonas of the Giver to Matt, Matt had a horrible childhood while Jonas had the best. This being said, both boys were bright and found ways to make their communities better. | I enjoyed the setting and plot of the story. I liked the story being set in the future in a new country. I liked the plot about the drug lords using clones to extend their lives.
13: Nancy Farmer was born in 1941 and grew up in a hotel on the Arizona, Mexico boarder, she served in the peace corps in India. She taught chemistry before becoming a writer.She won the 2002 National Book award for House of the Scorpion.