Dear Sarah-Anne, Matt isn't going to dress up that differently from anyone else.  Most of the time he would wear jeans and a T-shirt.  At parties he would be dressed very formally in a suit.  Mexican children are dressed exactly like adults for parties.  The one exception is the Day of the Dead, which is like our Halloween.  Mexicans are very fond of dressing up like skeletons with big sombreros, fancy black jackets and pants decorated with silver.  Google The Day of the Dead and I'll bet you will come up with lots of pictures and ideas.  Mexicans have displays of skeletons doing almost anything, getting married, going on picnics, driving cars.  I hope this helps.

Thanks to "sgs" for asking me to write a sequel to The House of the Scorpion.  I'll be working on it next year, after I've finished my current book, The Islands of the Blessed.  These things take time...

9/1/2008 07:46:21 am

There's going to be a sequel to House of the Scorpion? I loved that book! I can't wait for the sequel!

10/16/2013 08:37:11 am

The Lord of the opium is the sequel!!:)

Ian Allegro
9/8/2008 08:34:18 am

My favorite book as a child, and still my favorite book today. I heard the rights went to Warner Brother's and there making a film? Is that true?

If it's true, I cant wait

6/19/2012 04:34:18 am

i cant wait either

9/10/2008 10:39:59 am

Oh my lord! that book HAS to be one of my top three favorites of all time, the only thing keeping it from first place is that every time I have read it I have wanted more, the knowledge of an upcoming sequel is like a dream come true! This book in my opinion has put you above authors that have had their books turned into movies, and a House of the Scorpion movie would be epic in all proportions. I am ecstatic to hear more about this subject and can't wait to see where this series is heading, the outlook looks bright!

9/10/2008 01:22:35 pm

I am thrilled to hear that you are writing a sequel to The House of the Scorpion. I enjoyed the book so much - I lent it to my grandfather and my mom. And then I promptly read it again once they were through. Thanks so much - I have read 4 of your books. My mom and I really enjoyed The trolls series as well and she is super excited about the third. Thanks- Casey
P.S. Do you have a working title to the sequel of House of Scorpions?

9/13/2008 04:22:57 am

I just wanted to say that we are reading The House of Scorpion in my English class. It has sparked up a lot of debate. Just yesterday, I had finished reading it, and it almost made me cry. I love how you start your each of your chapters and how you end it. I loved the ending of the book, and this is the first book that has ever brought me so close to tears at the end. I also love the plot overall. I love everything about the book. Imagine my surprise when I discovered you were also the author of The Sea of Trolls, which is another of my all time favorite, and also that you were the author of A Girl Named Disaster, which we read last year.

I admire you a lot. You are just simple an amazing author, and I just wanted to say that. Thank you for writing.

9/23/2008 03:06:45 am

the house of the scorpian was one of the most inspireing books i have ever read. i asked my librarian if it had a sequiel but she said no. such a good book for people of all ages. the science fiction and fantacy tie together in perfect harmony. if I'm ever asked what my favorite book is Igladly say the house of the scorpion. this book inspired me to try to make my own book like yours.Iv'eread this book on recordings about seven or eight times. I thought the ending was so tragic and opean ended i knew there would be a sequel.thank you for being a great role modle for me!

9/25/2013 01:26:01 pm

Lol you write like tam lin!

3/27/2017 08:18:53 am

xD Oh my gosh. True

9/23/2008 12:03:10 pm

I just finished that book today....I can't wait for the next...

2/23/2012 10:11:17 am

when does the second one come out

1/31/2013 08:18:01 am

me to and i also cant wait

PCA Scholar
5/15/2013 12:31:37 am

My class is reading it and we are almost finished.!!!

9/25/2008 07:54:12 am

Wow! I really can't wait for a sequel to this book! Also, I read The Sea of Trolls a while back, and I absolutely adored it, but I never knew it was part of a TRILOGY. Imagine my surprise and glee! I can't wait to read all these new books!!

9/25/2008 09:57:18 am

i am a stundent at harrison central, and we had a project for my english class, where we have to read a book and do a project on it. i found your book "HOUSE OF THE SCORPION", and i really injoyed it. It is quite good, mystery, acton novel. Im usually not a very big reader but, this book cought my attention, i found it very ineresting. I could relate to what matt went threw because i moved down to mississippi from californa and, had to make new friends, discover new suff. moral of my passage is, i really like your book and is hopeing for another one.

9/28/2008 05:56:29 am

Dear Mrs. Farmer,

I have recently read your novel, The House of the Scorpion. I absolutely loved it. The way you wrote your story really put me in Matt’s shoes and let me feel the hatred of the Alcarans, but also the love of Maria, Celia, and Tam Lin. I also enjoyed how you showed the reader how Matt evolved from boy to man. I thought Matt got out of hardship once he escaped from Opium but the Keeper’s got their hands on him and he became a Lost Boy. I disliked the part when Tam Lin died, he was my favorite character. I was very saddened by it but knew that he led a very hard and troubled life. I enjoyed your use of repetition with El Patron’s story about his childhood, and I too, knew it by heart at the end of the story. It was a very fascinating novel and I loved every word of it.

Your fan,

10/14/2008 10:19:56 am

Ever since reading the house of the scorpion when it first came out, i've been re-reading it (about 5 times now) and fantacising about weather a sequal will be made [yes, i know, im a looser- har har har |-( ]. Thank you for deciding to make a sequal!!! Im so stoked! SWEETNESS!!!

most definately going to b the best series........IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE!!!

ringraziato, e buono giorno Aren

Liz W
10/19/2008 12:23:34 pm

What a wonderful thing, to find an author these days who has a place readers can use to write to them!

I discovered your work in 1994 and was thrilled to find a YA novel that encompassed so many engaging and complex ideas simultaneously. I thoroughly enjoyed House of the Scorpion, and would love a sequel someday. Now, to put it on my daughter's reading shelf....

Thank you for the brilliant novels - your work is so distinctive and so well-wrought!

10/28/2008 08:35:47 am

I would like to dress up for book character day at My school in South Carolina. Could you please help me what you think Matt would dress or look like?
Thank you very much, I love that book!!!!

11/7/2008 08:24:07 am

i was coming here to ask you to make a sequal yes im a boy and kind of lame but this is my favorite book and that will never change i swear and your my favorite author of course!my friend found it and read it and i tkouhgt he was stupid for readin about scorpians so i read it and i fell in love with maria and i was dreamin i was matt yea im werid i evan think so as you can see i cant spell but my readig is as high as it can go i always wanted to write abook since i was 2 and im fourteen because i cant think wat to write about

i love your book and im not queer srry 4 the language cant wait till the next one

and i can see this as a movie id also love to meet you one day and i will untill then


11/7/2008 08:25:53 am

i ment to put a an h on thought srry

11/7/2008 08:27:32 am

my spellin is like tam lin

11/20/2008 10:08:35 am

hi mrs farmer,
i'm very happy to hear that your going to make a sequel to house of the scorpion. I just finished it today. she stole my idea about asking if you could write a sequel. I really would like to see you.I wonder why did you make the ending so sad? I love that he has to be treated like a human now.I hope that he marries Maria. my teacher assigent this book to me.

your #1 fan,

11/20/2008 10:13:05 am

p.s I am only ten, and i loved it. your the best author ever:)

11/20/2008 10:17:19 am

thanks for writing it. I L-O-V-E-D it

11/20/2008 10:22:34 am

what does matt look like? your idea might be different than mine

Jenny A
11/22/2008 08:08:19 am

I read "The House of Scorpion" in one night. I have been thinking about it all day, I love books that are thought provoking. Loved the book, hope there is a sequel!

Jared F.
12/1/2008 11:28:35 am

Hey Mrs. Farmer I hope that you do right a sequel. i just read the book for a project, i had heard of it before and i thought it would be dum, NO Offense. But as i went through the book i really began to enjoy it. I pray every night that you will make a sequel just so i can read instead of watching TV. One of my faves for books. Dont forget im praying for the sequel to be awesome.

12/2/2008 08:21:19 am

OMG i would love aa sequel please write a sequel it would mean the world to me


Martin Ramirez
12/4/2008 08:49:05 am

You're gonna write a sequel?! If you do, me and my friends would be so happy. You don't even know how much i love your book. good luck with the sequel, i'm sure it'll be great!

12/6/2008 06:32:16 pm

I'm really excited to hear there will be a sequel! I've read this book twice, and although it was a fantastic read I always wanted to know a little bit more about what happened in the end.
I'm going to hold you to your word on this one! :)

12/9/2008 08:13:26 am

i love this book, i have done about 3 book reports on it, and continue to read it over and over.
when will the sequel be finished, any idea ?

12/10/2008 10:11:08 am

What is the name of the sequel?

12/22/2008 05:32:24 am

im only 12 but i think that is the best book i have ever read but the end was kinda sad

12/25/2008 05:09:50 am

You're writing a Sequel!!!!!!!!!
I just finished it last night at 4AM. I couldn't put it down, I kept telling my self "I'll put it down after this happens" or "after that happens". I just had to finish it.

I also read The Eye, The Ear, and The Arm. That is what made me pick up Scorpion. That, and the fact that I needed something to read over the Break.

After I finished reading it, I look all over the Cover and flaps looking to see if it said "Other Books by Nancy Farmer" and saying the Sequel. I didn't see it, so I went to sleep in deep anger.
And then I googled and googled and Googled to see if you are making a sequel. I wanted to know what Matt did as Supreme Ruler of Opium, to know what happens between Maria and Matt, & Maria's reaction to the death of the Alacran's and her sisters and Father. To see how the rest of the futuristic world reacts to having a 14 year old being the most powerful boy/man in the world and that he is going to give all that up to do the right thing and give back all the land to the USA.
To know how Matt is going to "free" the eejits and reunite them with the Lost Kids.

So many thoughts left.
I'm Also excited about the TETETA Movie! With Will smith as the Arm. That would be AWESOME. You'd get a HUGE Box-office quota. You'd get so many watchers, that Production Companies would be Angry at YOU!
I would also love it if Scorpion was made into a MOVIE! You'd get the Same result! I just really hate it that the people who wanted to make it in to a movie wanted ALL rights to it. That is just stupid. Will Smith could play El Patron!!!

I Have a Question. What Happened to Edourdo from the beginning? Would Matt ever thank him? Was Edourdo an Eejit?

God gave you a gift, Ma'am. And a gift that every one loves!

12/27/2008 07:51:24 am

Dear Mrs. Farmer

I loved the House of the Scorpion, Me encanta la casa de el escorpión (google translate for scorpion only). I wasn't happy that Tam Lin died but i understand why you did it. I'm Sure the sequel which will be 7-9 years in the making will be great it will tie up a lot of loose ends.

yours truly ben

1/2/2009 01:11:21 pm

Mrs Farmer,

Our teacher required us to buy the book for our Home Reading Report. and I say that this is the best HRR book I've ever read. This was not boring like the other book we were required to read. This was different because this is so exciting, full of interesting ideas.

While reading the book, I imagine or rather put myself in Matt's place. I envy Matt for having such loyal and caring friends. The bond between Matt and Chacho in the boneyard.

Matt and Maria were so sweet. hte lines: Matt:"I love you",Maria:"i Love you too and I'll probably go to hell for it" and Matt says " If i have a soul I'll go with you there".

I really loved the book and almost cried after reading it as all the scenes and chapters flashed through me. almost cried at the ending. I would be looking forward for the sequel because i want to know what will happen next. I would surely buy it when it's available in bookstores. right now, I am planning to buy "The Sea of Trolls" or another book that received a Newbery Honor.
Hope the sequel comes out soon.

It was really great to be able to read books by the three-time newbery honor author.

You have a great mind to be able to write these books. what a great author you are.

I hope more people would be able to read your books.

Austin B.
1/12/2009 09:50:12 am

you are one of the best authers ever and i have read a approxemently 500- 750 books and in my mind i make a list 1.The House of the Scorpian Nancy Famer
2.The Outsiders By S.E. hinton
3.The Lightning thief Rick Riorodin
4.The Odossey Homer
5.The Illiad Homer

You Bumbed Rumble Fish off the list
id say you are doing pretty good as a auther when Your on the same list as Homer iv allwas been a bretty good reader when in fourth grade i had a 12.5 thats a senior at the middle of the year on the reading comp. test now im a freshmen in High School and have the reading level of a senior in collage
I cant wait till the sequel come out

1/16/2009 08:10:16 am

WOW!!! I CAN't WAIT!!! I've read "The House of the Scorpion" 4 times. At school they asked what my favorite book was and I said "The House of the Scorpion" One of my favorite characters was Tam Lin. Maybe in the sequel you could bring him back like.. He didn't REALLY die but he passed out or something and for some reason when they checked his pulse he didn't have one.


P.S. I know you don't have any control over making a movie but if you did make a movie of this book, I would see it the first day and buy it the first day it came out. Too bad I'm not mexican or else I'd ask if I could be in the movie. Hehe.

Shayne Brownlee
1/22/2009 01:40:06 am

Last year I tryed to read this book but I just couldnt get into it because I hate reading. However this year i started reading this book and I couldnt get out of it.It was just so amazing it pulled me in.You can gurantee that if there is a sequel I will read it!!! THERE SHOULD EVEN BE A MOVIE!!!!!

1/23/2009 10:34:39 am

hello and i am only 12 but i loved house of the scorpion i would love for you to write another book about Matt taking down the opium and i would love if in a book that maria get married to Matt and they should find a way to get the ejitts back to normal i mean you are a very good writer i read the Alex rider books and i loved them i am reading the the falconer books but i had to stop reading the falconers and read your book you are a great rider and i would appreciated if a new book would come out


Rickey Davis
1/25/2009 09:49:53 pm

Dear Nancy Farmer i attend Northwest middle school in knoxville, TN. did tam lin die.

Wil Lee
1/27/2009 04:25:20 am

The house of Scorpion is an out standing piece. I loved it from beginning to end. We bought the book for one of our children. I picked it up one day and could not put it down. I plan to read all of your books.

1/28/2009 03:30:02 am

Dear Mrs.Farmer,
I am Justin. Last year we read The House of the Scorpion and my friends and I loved it. This year our teacher said that we could make sequel to your book. If you would like we will send you a copy. All we would need is that you send us an email so we can send it to you. If you like you may use parts of our sequel to your book. My e-mail is Hope to see your e-mail.
and our teacher, Mrs. Englert

1/28/2009 06:40:52 am

Im only 11 but i love this book theres
a surpries around every corner I LOVE THIS BOOK. I would relly like if you
make a squall to this book I have never read a book this good and where did you get the idea of makeing it plz e-mail me at


P.S. Sorry for the speeling

2/8/2009 06:43:11 am

The house of the scorpion,the sea of trolls, and the land of siver apples are some of my favourite books i can relate in some way to every one of them
I never thought i would like science ficton until i read the house of the scorpion-it promted me into reading A Wind in the Door by Madeline L'engle and the rest of the series
I was wondering why your books are so diverse in genres, most authors stick to one, but you have more

2/9/2009 11:43:52 am

I just finished this book and I was very pleased with how it ended. This book is probably one of my favorite books of all time. I think a movie would ruin the overall effect of the book. It would ruin the greatness.

2/11/2009 09:04:03 am

Dear Mrs Farmer,

I have just read your book the house of the scorpion and i loved it. What is the name of the sequel to the house of the scorpions name? And when will it come out?

2/13/2009 04:58:12 am

Dear Mrs. Farmer,

I've had a lasting love for House of the Scorpion since its release. I'm applying to art school, and the portfolio requirement was to visually develop all aspects of an existing story. Since last summer, I've been designing as much of House of the Scorpion as I can. I sent the portfolio last week. Hopefully the inspiration I gained from the book will get me into college.

I wish I could have had your input throughout the process, but at least I can share it with you now! After several months of work, the finished portfolio is on my blog.

Part One (Characters, Environments):
Part Two (Vehicles, Props):

I hope I did your vision some justice. And... a sequel?! You're writing a sequel! Ahh! My hero. I can't wait.


2/18/2009 12:47:20 pm

Do you have a date for when the sequel will come out? Or even a estimate? This is my favorite book and iv red it like 18 times i just cant wait till the sequel!

2/23/2009 05:52:17 am

I hope you do a sequal about that book.

3/2/2009 05:32:06 am

If House of the Scorpion is made into a movie PLEASE consider Bruce Weitz to portray El Patron! He would be PERFECT for that part. I saw Bruce as El Patron the whole time I was reading the book. WHAT AN AWESOME BOOK!!! I'm 42 years old and volunteer at my daughters school library shelving books. One of the benefits is getting to read some of the books. This was BY FAR one of the BEST books I have EVER read! Thank you Nancy Farmer for writing this story!

3/2/2009 05:40:56 am

Your art work is fantastic!!! You are definately artistically blessed. I love your vision of Tam Lin. Best of luck to your future! I tried to leave you a note on your website but couldnt get it to work.

3/8/2009 11:01:58 am

Hi there! I got to say that I've only read two of your books and I'm very impressed! My friend told me about the book he got for chistmas and it was about norse mythology. Of course this was Sea of trolls and it was great! When we got back to school we had to do a book report, and I thought "who had written that Sea of trolls book? oh yeah, Nancy Farmer." That's when I found "house of the Scorpion," when i finished, my same friend said he just finished reading "The Land of the Silver Apples." Unfortuneatly, she won't buy me any books until her bookfair. I'll rip apart the library until I find your books!

3/12/2009 01:07:31 pm

I have read this book almost a million times! I saw my friend reading THE HOUSE OF SCORPION in class and then I read it. I still cant put it down. I would really appreciate a date though...

3/14/2009 09:59:42 am

Can You Send Me Some Of The Information You'd be Asked On A Interview???
(My Book Report)

3/14/2009 10:01:34 am


3/15/2009 01:00:18 pm

There's going to be a sequil of the house of the scorpian! man that was a good book. i just got done with it. me and a friend read it and both liked it. and i can't wait for the sequil.

3/15/2009 01:12:06 pm

Well im back to say i hop there's a movie about the house of the scorpian. but im not geting my hope's up beacause i dont see u making a movie soon beacause you sound busy. it would make a great movie. i would definitly buy it. and it would take you a long time to make it. so i have to go to bed now but i hop to say more later bye.

3/17/2009 02:21:48 pm

I was totally upsessed with this book I almost cried because I wasn't satesfied I thought about this I felt as if I was in the book as I went to school I was completely upsessed with the book and I was praying to god for a sequel. My prayers have been anwsered! I'm still thinking of the house of a scorpion and won't stop till I read that sequel

3/22/2009 05:45:39 am

Well I have read the book and feel in love with it. Sometimes i got mad at Matt for doing all some mean things but i always loved him. Like you hate him and then you love him. Thank you for Writing this book.

miraya m.
3/22/2009 05:53:47 am

what is the name of the sequal?? i heard it was God’s Ash Tray but im not sure. does any one no when its coming out im going to be there the day it comes out i love the house of the scorpion i i think maria and matt should get married.

Emma H.
3/25/2009 10:31:53 am

First of all, I just want to say that your website is great considering you write all the material yourself and update it frequently. Second, I'm writing a research paper for Scorpion and how it relates to your life, and this site has helped me out a lot, so thanks. Third... I'm a HUGE fan of Scorpion (and Trolls) as well as an aspiring screenwriter and would love it if a few years from now the opportunity would come up for me to write the screenplay. Here's hoping Hollywood comes to it's senses about the book! Thanks again for this site!

Frankie Fox
4/1/2009 09:59:26 am

For my English/Social Studies class, we had to read a book. There were 7 choices and one of them was House of the Scorpion. I thought it would be a good book so I decided to give it a try. I LOVED IT! I finished in in a couple days and after I asked my teacher if you were coming out with a teacher didn't know. I got my answer! :) I CAN'T WAIT!

4/4/2009 02:07:35 am

Hi there! I LOVED (Yes, it deserved a hit on the capslock button)House of the Scorpion. I love to read, but that was the first book I've gotten into so much in a long time. My mom had to take the book out of my hands because I was reading during dinner! Anyway, unlike a lot of people who have written, I didn't think the ending was sad, actually, it was beautiful. And I loved the way that Matt wasn't the "hero" who has sworn to fight all evil, he loved El Patron, as anyone that in debt to him would, and he made mistakes by being so like him. It was greatly realistic in that way. I can't wait for a sequel!!!

4/4/2009 02:08:45 am

By the way, I'm only twelve, if that makes any sense to put at all.

4/4/2009 12:06:43 pm

Hello Mrs. Farmer!

I read this book last night (like a lot of other people, I was surprised to find) and was considering it for my unofficial list of favorite books until the very end. It almost seemed to me like you went over your page quota or something right after Matt escaped to the Convent. The end was so rushed in comparison to the care and perfection in the rest of the book- I felt like it should have been about 200 pages longer, I had so many questions.
A sequel would be absolutely the best thing ever! I actually looked you up to send you a letter begging for one. It's funny how those things work. So, I am waiting impatiently, along with thousands of people who read House of the Scorpion.
Sincerely, your newest fan.

4/5/2009 12:23:12 am

I would really like to know an about of when the sequel would be published

4/5/2009 12:27:37 am

I know you are working on Island of the Blessed but please I can't wait for the sequel. The book is better than Harry Potter, it is much more realistic. I would like to ask you to not add much sci-fi I would like it to be realistic but in the future.

#1 fan of the Greatest Author Ever,


John Marcus
4/5/2009 04:06:40 am

This is a question about the first book. Did celia know and cared for the other 7 clones that El Patron had educated? Did all of them die?

4/6/2009 08:58:31 am

I just finished reading the house of the scorpion about 5 minutes ago. I had to read it for a language arts project. I thought it owuld be dumb but now that I read it, its my all-time FAVORITE BOOK EVER! Cant wait for the sequel!

4/10/2009 10:30:49 am

Wow. I cant believe their is going to be a sequel to House of the Scorpion, i fell in love with that book, nancy farmer, ur one of my favorite authors. I chose you to be my author for a project we had to do at school. Keep up the good work!

4/11/2009 12:18:22 pm

What will be the name of the seqal to "The House of the Scorpions"?
i am so exited ! the 1st book was soooooooooooooooooo good! all your books are great!I love your books !
Keep doing your bestest nest work!
Good luck from my side!

Derek Lyons
4/17/2009 12:34:40 am

omg i cant beleive a sequel is coming out, i was actually oming on to ur the first time to ask u to make a sequel to it but i see ur alredy makeing one i cant wait till it comes out!

Steven Lindquist
4/20/2009 11:21:09 pm

Hello Mrs. Farmer,
I first read your book, The House of the Scorpion, in the 8th grade. It was a reading assignment for Battle of the Books. I read the book and loved it. It was my first Science-Fiction novel. I just love all the detail and hidden details that you put into the book. I am now in the 10th grade, and have read it over 7 times. I can continue to re-read it continuously. I just finished reading it for the 8th time, and thought, I am going to mail her. I just want to say that I love your book, and now I am going to check out your other books. I would love to have a signed copy of the book, as it is my favorite. Thank You. Steven Lindquist.

Gavin Watt
4/22/2009 10:47:38 am


Don Newman
4/24/2009 11:05:45 am

Fantastic! I like forward to it! I love your books!!! : )

Victor Vazquez
4/25/2009 02:05:15 am

Oh a Squeal!! Thats Great. Though i dont like Movies being made into books ( for the reason that the Characters never come out how i pictured them)

I wish you the best of luck Nancy Keep Writeing! Your books enchant me and i cant Put them down.Not for a minute

4/25/2009 01:54:10 pm

this book was genius i felt a connection with the charectars i have never felt before if you dont release a sequel soon i will kill myself

4/26/2009 04:28:38 am

I cant believe you're going 2 make a sequel 4 the house of the scorpion! I love that book; i read it like 4 times. i cant w8 4 the sequel ;)

4/26/2009 10:38:35 am

i loved this book around when will it be published id be first in line

4/28/2009 12:06:31 pm

so about when will it be published (about what year) and good luck
P.S i was just kidding

5/2/2009 10:37:46 am

I absolutely love this book!!
it is one my favorite books!!I first read it when I was in eighth grade.I am now a senior and I have read the book 7 times!!everytime it has made me cry.I love the characters and everything about it.Yuo are such a telented author!!

Dani Rae
5/9/2009 04:54:22 am


5/10/2009 01:51:20 am

Hi Ms.Farmer,
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED The House of The Scorpion!!! It was the best book I have ever read and left me in tears at some parts!! We started reading this book in school and I couldn't stop!! This book is definitely number ONE on my list!!! I cant WAIT until the sequel comes out!!! After I read this book, i have been OBSESSED with it. IT ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT!!! I LOVE the way you wrote this book and I am soo glad you are making a sequel to it!! If you didnt, I would probably be crying my head off right now1!! thanks again!! When will the sequel come out?

5/10/2009 10:50:26 am


5/11/2009 09:23:23 am

Hi Ms.Farmer,
I just wanted to tell you, the house of the scorpion was the BEST THE BEST book i have EVER read! I loved it soooo much!! I am serioulsly obsessed with it right now. I have a few questions:
1) when will the sequel to the house of the scorpion come out?(srry to ask you, i know you are very very busy, but i am just curious:)
2) in the sequel, will matt and maria get married? i LOVE their relationship, and i REALLY dont want it to get broken.. i want them to be together forever <3
3) can you please email me? i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your books, and would like to get to know you a litle more :)
i know you are very busy, but i hope you will answer this letter quicly :)

5/11/2009 09:25:39 am

Hi Ms.Farmer,
I just wanted to tell you, the house of the scorpion was the BEST THE BEST book i have EVER read! I loved it soooo much!! I am serioulsly obsessed with it right now. I have a few questions:
1) when will the sequel to the house of the scorpion come out?(srry to ask you, i know you are very very busy, but i am just curious:)
2) in the sequel, will matt and maria get married? i LOVE their relationship, and i REALLY dont want it to get broken.. i want them to be together forever <3
3) can you please email me? i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your books, and would like to get to know you a litle more :)
i know you are very busy, but i hope you will answer this letter quicly :)

5/13/2009 04:05:11 am

I really liked The House Of The Scorpion.It is very good and itresting book when i first started reading the book i thought it was going to be very boring but later on while reading my mind changed

5/13/2009 09:27:28 am

I LOVED The House of the Scorpion. iT was amazing!!!!!!!!! Will you please write a sequel!!??
Please E Mail me the answer and if possible the name of the sequel and date it will be realesed???!!!...!!!????...???!!!!!!

5/13/2009 09:28:19 am

Sorry this is not a real comment, i just forgot my e mail in the other comment

5/14/2009 10:23:28 am

Dear Nancy,
I love the House of Scorpion but I dont want to tell you how to write your book but dont name it God's Ash Tray becuase that name offends me and probley otheres and theres no way im gona be able to read it with my parents please Mrs.Farmer can you think about changing the name I mean if you havent wrote it yet please think about a different name can you please please please think about it your bigest book fan chandler

5/17/2009 02:01:51 am

I can't wait for the sequel of The House of Scorpion! It's one of the BEST books I've ever read! Do you have any idea what the story plot is going to be yet?

5/20/2009 01:20:20 pm

what will the name of the sequel be and when will it be published

Josiah Hein
5/22/2009 04:45:02 am

Hiya nacy just to let you know even though I'm only ten but I've read the whole trolls series and the house of scorpion. I wanted to know If there was going to be a sequal soon. I hope you answer cause I'm dieing to know. And I agree with one of the other comments you should totaly make a movie

5/22/2009 04:56:56 am

OMG There's gonna be a new one!... That's what all those other people said. Anyway, also like a similar post, I chose Scorpion for a book project.

5/29/2009 08:39:17 am

I love the story, its my favorite book!

6/7/2009 08:10:45 pm

Ms. Farmer:

As a fellow writer, all be it a young one, I can appreciate good literature. Your writing is just so fantastic that I can't wait for a second book to the series.

I'm a sucker for romance and found the book left off just before Matt and Maria could get together. I hope they do.

I understand that how long it can take an author to write a book and as C.S. Louis once said, or at least something along the lines of what C.S. Louis once said: he knew when a story had run it's course. It was as if a tap had been turned off in his head.

I beg that that does not happen to you before at least this series is finished, however many more books you will write.

YOu have great tallent. I hope Simon and Shuster Audio haven't abridged the audio. I had to listen to it as I am blind, ... If it was abridged, I am going out and buying the Braille book.

I got this book as a present from my high school earlier this year, and I kid you not I just finished it less than an hour ago. It took me two days or so, but it was worth the read.

You have tallent.


Davey W.
6/8/2009 11:00:57 am

Dear Ms. Farmer,

First of all, I want to say how much a love your writing. I have read The Sea of Trolls and The Land of the Silver Apples and have preordered The Islands of the Blessed. Even though those books were awesome, I fell in love with The House of the Scorpion. Hands down, it is my favorite book. I have read it over ten times and can’t wait for the sequel, God’s Ashtray. I hope you continue to write about Matt and Maria, as that was my favorite part. I have been waiting for this sequel for 5 years. Take your time on it and good luck with it! I can’t wait!


6/20/2009 04:38:05 am

Hi Nancy. Im 16 and not really a big reader but when I was reading this book I couldn't put it down. I didn't want it to end, I wanted it to keep going. I really hope you write a sequel. I was thinking you could have Mr. MacGregor be a bigger part cause he was kinda the #2 Druglord. He might want to take over El Patron's land. This book was years 0-14 the next one could be 14-whatever... and you could make more than one. Each book could progress through Matt's life a little more. I really enjoyed reading your book.

6/23/2009 05:11:44 pm

OMG!!!!!! I absoutly loved house of the scorpion!!!! My friend told me about it and I'm so glad I read it!!!! Your an amazing writer!!!! I hope I can be as good as you one day :)

7/1/2009 01:13:32 am

When do you think the sequel will come out?

7/15/2009 06:08:57 am

The way I found out about this book was that I had nothing to do at work one day and went in to the internet to read on-line and I though this sounded interesting. After I finished what was on line I just had to have the book to finish. I too am glad there is going to be a sequel can't wait. Would you believe I am a 61 year old lady that just loved the book.

7/30/2009 12:43:56 pm

oh my gosh I LOVED the house of the scorpion!!! it is definitely my favorite book!!

8/4/2009 01:47:15 am

when I saw this book a few years back I thought it sounded really lame and looked funky. But now I realized that all those book reports done by my classmates consisted of "I thought this book was really great and everyone should read it.... because it's great. It's about a boy named Matt and.... well, it's great."

So, haha, it didn't really interest me. I've always thought about picking it up to read it but being my lazy, forgetful self I never did.
Then I found the book in my collection of books and I was really confused, wondering where it came from. It says its from one of my old schools but I have no memory of borrowing or taking it! (maybe it fell into my bag or a friend came over with it?)

Anyways, I thought it was amazing :)
You're really able to convey emotions through words, which I'm trying to do myself as I write little scenes that pop into my head.

My cousin and I are trying to write a story together as we have been for the past several years and I tend to read a lot of books, researching on different ways to write and convey messages.

Your book was a really good inspiration, my fingers a tingling for me to hurry and type!

Urgh, well, I can't work on any stories now because, ahem, I'm supposed to be cleaning my room right now ㅋㅋㅋ

Don't stress yourself with writing such good books! (lol)

~GongJu, 15 (16 next month, so happy)

8/10/2009 01:47:39 am

Hi, I really loved your book I was just wondering if the mendozas were killed at the wake

8/20/2009 01:26:23 pm

Hey Miss. Farmer! I'm really happy to hear that a sequel is coming out :) You're first book was AMAZING. It speaks volumes about freindship, kindness, and the human condition. And I'm sure your sequel will be equally impressive. Happy writing!

8/21/2009 09:03:38 am

Hey I loved house of the scorpions. I am thrilled to hear that maybe soon there will be a movie, and am also excited for the sequel. I was thinking that it would be brilliant if maybe like Gerard Butler played Tam Lin in the movie, that would be soo cool.

Shelbie Keith
9/13/2009 04:07:26 pm

Hi! I was 12 or 13 when I first read the House of the scorpion. I'm 18 and read it again. I guess I was too young the first time i read it to really understand and enjoy it. But I want to say that it is now on my favorite book list! I'm now trying to con my husband into reading it! but i wanted to ask you (i know this question is getting on your nerves) if you had an idea when the sequel would be done? Now its gonna drive me crazy waiting on the second one because I know its gonna be a while.

9/14/2009 10:57:26 pm

This is by FAR the best book i've read since I learned to read (and i've read a lot of books, I cant wait till the 2nd

9/15/2009 10:03:59 am

loved the book, i had to read a book for some project so i went to the library and looked around and just happened to pick up this book and it turned out to be one of the best books if ever wanted to finish so bad!

9/21/2009 09:21:44 am

ihope they make a movie best book ever

9/21/2009 10:48:33 am

Can't wait for a sequel! The book didn't seem quite finished, but I love it!

9/21/2009 11:17:34 pm

i love this book so much! is Chacho going to be in the sequal? he is my favorit character!

9/24/2009 07:02:46 am

Before I write anything else, I'd just like to say...
This book is epic!

I found this book on accident at the library. I stole it from my friend before he could read it, and I'm so glad I did!

I love how you ---Mrs. Farmer--- intertwined the plot with some romance. It made the book as spicy and the Aztlan salsa.
At times--in the beginning of the book-- I got mad at Matt for being so mean to Maria, and at Maria for forgiving Tom for every mean thing he did. I also got mad at the Alacrans for treating Matt like an animal, and El Patron raising Matt just for his organs...but later on I realized all those parts just made the book alot better!

And I'm really happy theres a sequel, but I hope it comes out soon (I know it'll take a while, though). The movie...yes! Movie! I want a movie! But sequel first, then movie, then movie for sequel :)


Unlike some, I think Maria and Matt--as much as I love them together-- shouldn't get married.
I mean....really! It wouldn't fit with Maria's personality (in my opinion), I know she loves Matt, but I just don't think she would MARRY him.
Although I definitely would *love* some more romance. between them.


Mrs. Farmer, I'm pretty certain you would have done this anyway, but I would really like to see alot of the Lost Boys in the sequel. And I'd like Matt to tell them who he really is....I hate it that they think he's some sort of zombie kid.

This is the best book I've EVER read. I don't usually like Science Fiction, but this was incredible!

I've read this book about five times, and by now I've put in a bunch of little bookmarks at all the best parts (well, ALL the parts were awesome, ---honestly!--- but the bookmarks were at the best ones) The best parts included:

---Matt's first meeting with the Alacrans, when Emilia, Steven and Maria bring him into the mansion, only to find out he was a "filthy clone" .

----Matt's first trip with Tam Lin to the hidden oasis.

----Celia's awesome cleverness when she feeds Matt foxglove so El Patron won't take his heart.

---Maria's attempt to escape with Matt in the hovercar, and the little red scorpion Matt used to open the tunnel. (I have to admit, that part is genius, using the fact Matt has the same DNA as El Patron to his advantage)
----Tam Lin's supposed betrayal.

....And so much more

I even started to write The House of the Scorpion novel, except with Maria's point of view. I decided on Maria because she's my favorite character besides Matt.
I could email it to you, Mrs.Farmer, when I'm done.

Alright, I'll finish this comment now, but I have to say this is now the #1 on my list of favorite book!

9/24/2009 07:23:39 am

Forgot a few things....
(Yes, I know, my first comment was long enough but it needs to be said, at least I think so)

I just read the Q&A, and I saw the sequel may be called God's Ashtray.
I hope no one's offended or anything but I don't think it'd be a suitable title. I mean, having "God" in the title may not make it sound appealing for non-religious people or people of other religions. But who knows? It could (make that a probably) turn out to be totally suitable.

And by the way I'm 13 years old , just felt like throwing that out there.
Also, I'm a perfectionist, usually so I'm just gonna correct a typo in my last comment:

" I love how you ---Mrs. Farmer--- intertwined the plot with some romance. It made the book as spicy and the Aztlan salsa."
It's supposed to be "as" instead of "and".

Ok, that's my two cents :)

9/27/2009 03:31:15 am

I love House of the Scorpion and I can't wait for the sequel to come out! Good luck Ms. Farmer!

9/27/2009 09:36:19 am

i love this book!
I'd cry with joy of this was made into a movie, and i'd watch it a million times.
But even more so i can't wait for the sequel!

i'm REALLY sorry if you're getting annoyed by people asking this alot but...
do you have a release date? (even an uber-vague release date would be better than none!!)

9/27/2009 09:38:23 am

just to add... when i asked for a release date i meant release date for Scorpion sequel.

9/28/2009 10:48:31 am

Usually when I read a book, I cannot read it over again, it just doesn't entertain me.
House of the Scorpion is different, I've read it 6 times and am on my seventh. I have to keep renewing it from the library it's so good. I might have to buy a copy so I'll always have it to read.

Can't wait for sequel!! In my world, this book beats The Hunger Games, and Twilight and...and...everything!!

Good luck on the sequel, Nancy Farmer!

9/29/2009 10:32:22 am

I was just reading The House of the Scorpion for about the...ninth time and I got to the part where Matt is in the orphanage and something came to mind:

What exactly are Five Principals of Good Citizenship and the Four Attributes Leading to Right-Mindfulness?

(Wow, that's a mouthful)

10/5/2009 07:56:50 am

I just finished reading The House of the Scorpion for a project and i thought the book was very interesting. I loved the book. I was very upset when i was done reading so i cant wait for the sequel.

10/10/2009 03:40:42 am

I loved this book, I couldn't put it down!! I can't wait for the sequel and I am sure I will be just as hooked as I was with The House of the Scorpion.

Good Luck, I'll be waiting.....

10/12/2009 07:27:43 am

just to say this clearly but..


now that i've got my point across i'd like to ask a question.

well two questions...
well, actually two questions related to each other.

Did El Patron's (heh, don't know the alt codes or whatever for the accents) other clones--well, the first seven--
grow up exactly as Matt did?
I mean, where they each taken care of by Celia or someone different? And did all the Alacrans (well obviously not people like Maria who havnt been alive long enough to have seen the OTHER clones) know about them and had known the clones' fate from the very beginning??

Well I forget my second question but i'll post it if I remember.


Abby (again)
10/12/2009 07:29:08 am

I read my comment over and I guess that IS two questions....


10/12/2009 11:03:55 am

Ooops...haha, I just wrote my name in the name spot and accidentally pressed enter. Sorry.

But what I wanted to say is:

4 years ago (I'm 13) I was at the bookstore Chapters and I was looking around and I saw the book "The Ear, the Eye and the Arm" and I picked it up, bought it and read it. It was really good.
And back then, I never payed attention to the author's name.

And last year I read "The House of the Scorpion", but I never made the connection between the two books.

It was only until I saw this website and found out that it was you who had written "The Ear, the Eye and the Arm". I was totally amazed.
"The Ear, the Eye and the Arm" was the best book of my one-digit age years and Scorpion is the best so far of my two-digit age years.
Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe you're just an AWESOME AUTHOR.

By the way, I can't wait for Scorpion sequel! I really want more Matt, Maria, Lost Boys,etc. Will the publishers limit how many pages the sequel can be, too? I sure hope not!

10/13/2009 05:58:22 am

Yeah, this is the same person who wrote about 2 weeks earlier and I'd just like to say...something.

Well, I REALLY dont want it to seem like I'm telling you how to write and that stuff, but I'd have to agree with some earlier commenters (wow, that's not even a word!) about the title God's Ashtray.

My parents are deeply unreligious ( i mean, they aren't against God and such, but just ARENT religious) and they'd certainly not let me read anything God/religion- related.

I'd still DEFINITELY want to read it, but wouldn't be able to. So I was wondering if maybe the title can be changed?

Well, I'm not asking you to to change the title for the sequel just because of myself and some other people. But I'd really appreciate it if you could maybe consider it?

10/14/2009 08:22:48 am

Mrs. Nancy Farmer,
I quite loved your book The House of the Scorpion( and many others). I have the up-most interest on the sequel to The House of the Scorpion and lots of people have questioned you probably but, do you have any ideas of when you will publish it? I know how long it takes a writer to do this kind of work and I know how busy you are. So, if you have the time to answer my question, I would be most grateful. Thank you for your kind consideration. I hope you continue to be successful!

Thanks again! :)

sarah again
10/14/2009 08:25:03 am

Also, do you have any ideas for the title to the sequel? Thanks~

10/16/2009 07:22:27 am

my grandma an me both read this book and i loved it!!! we both want a sequal to happen, but i have resd jurassic park but yu are the best arthour,oh yeah i can't put the house of the scorpion down this is the third time i'm reading it! and for an idea in the sequal do 14-20 and let matt get maria.
your big fan Garrettt

10/16/2009 08:38:18 am

i love that book it's amazing i am so excited for a sequel!!!!!!

10/16/2009 01:16:15 pm

My opion for the title for the sequal could be HOUSE OF THE SCORPION 2 taking down a empire! think about it?

10/19/2009 01:26:00 pm

Mrs Farmer, i am 13 years old and I had to read your book for school. First I was optimistic about reading it because my sister read it and didn't like it very much... Once I started reading It I couldn't stop, my mom had to forcfully take the book out of my hands at 2 in the morning. Can you please give me a brief summary of the book? I would b eternally grateful and I am also an aspiring writer... I started accually writing a book, and got 134 pages done and my computer crashed :( also if you could give me some tips on coming up with ideas to write and how to do it.. I've never gotten above an 87 on a narrative and I really like my stories.. Could you give me some tips?

10/20/2009 08:24:51 am

the first book was one of my all time favorites. this is probably because, you make it seem so realilistic and you make all the charaters full of emotionand they seem like real people.
love the books. plz dnt stop writing

10/21/2009 08:55:59 am

im mexican so its very hard to find a good mexican book lol

10/23/2009 05:18:17 am

Oh my gosh I JUST finished it and I love it! Craving more can't WAIT for another! Thanks!

10/23/2009 07:45:34 am

OMG! There making a sequel to the House of the Scorpion?! And a movie?! This is heaven to all of you out there just like it is for me!

10/23/2009 10:40:59 am

I am SO excited. The House of the Scorpion was my favorite book, and I've read it more than any book I won. Knowing there will be a sequel has made my week!

10/23/2009 12:03:24 pm

Hi, I'm a chinese boy and I want to be a future novelist.
After I read the house of the scorpion, I organized a SF novel in my brain. Your story helped me a lot even though me story doesn't include clones. I want to get Newberry medal like you someday.
I organized everything, characters, countries, but I don't know how to write stories funny!
I need your help.
I want to get a piece of advice from you.
Have a good day!

11/2/2009 02:30:54 am

I have read House Of The Scorpion 23 Times. Can't Wait For A Sequel. Is There A Title Yet? So Excited

11/2/2009 11:23:07 am

i read the house of scorpion and it is by far my favorite book of all time and i noticed the the ending was a little rushed and i wanted to know what happened next then i went to see if there was a sequel and your writing on right now that's awesome!!!!!! thanks for the greatest book of all time :)

11/5/2009 02:55:53 am

I could not stop reading House of the Scorpion. i actually got yelled at for reading it.

11/9/2009 10:55:28 am

Let me say I loved this book read it 15 times and if it is made into a movie I pray that it will be good unlike Eragon that movie was bad love the book though

Nick. I'm ninja
11/9/2009 10:57:47 am

Also I loved the trolls series. Ps ninjas like me are always watching

Solar Boy
11/18/2009 07:48:00 am

Good Grief! Finally! House of the scorpions has to be one of my Favourite books of all time next to the City of Bones Trilogy (City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass) Thank you for finally doing it! :D

11/19/2009 01:56:07 am

How long have you been writing this book?

SGS Grade Seven
11/19/2009 11:39:50 am

Dear Mrs. Farmer,
SGS is actually St. George's School in Vancouver BC. Grade Seven is currently studying your novel and we all absolutely loved it. We really do hope that you can write a sequel, as we would really like to see what Matt does with Opium. Thanks so much for writing this wonderful book.

Sincerely Yours,
A Saints Boy and Fan

11/23/2009 05:17:57 am

u are my hero nancy i love house of the scorpian ive read it eight times since fith grade im now in seventh i really hope either a sequal is made or a movie if a movie is made i should be in it haha please please contact me i would be so happy to talk to the best author ever

Sincerely Zane Sams

11/24/2009 04:55:03 am

hey its me again EVERYONE ADD ME ON MYSPACE and nancy ur awsome

Sincerely Zane Sams A.K.A Matteo Alcran

11/25/2009 04:56:19 am

Dear nancy, i know you are realy busy, doind whatever you do, but i thought i mi9ght as well let u know, i love your books. especially house of the scorpion.the character design, and how you molded them throughout their lives, the setting, in a large "plantation", where matt grows up, and how you close up the end of the story. it inspired me so much, i decided to write my own book. so, even though you may never even respond, good luck with all your books,i hope they are all hits. Your my hero nancy, so keep it up.

From your aspiring fan

John landers
11/25/2009 04:58:37 am

btw, whats going on with matt and maria? you say they are friends, but the way you tell it, it sounds like they got a thing for each other. plz tell me whats going on.

Micayla Morin
11/30/2009 06:44:15 am

Oh Goodie! There is going to be a sequal. Yes! I just finished this book and I wanted more! I am a writer myself.....well no published that is. But I'm working on it. I hope that the book comes out soon!

12/3/2009 08:57:42 am

im sorry if this gets you mad but im guessing the book will come out either in late 2010 or in the middle of 2010 and id like to say that the house of the scorpion is the first book ive ever finished reading compleatly and that its inspired me to do better in school and thanks for writing this book

your fan,

12/8/2009 09:43:09 am

that IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!! i hope they do make a movie and i'll read the sequal

12/8/2009 02:01:27 pm

I can't wait for the book to be published! It is 1 of my favorite books. After I finished the House of the Scorpion I was kind of sad because I still want to read the rest of the story. But now that there is going to be a sequel my hopes are high again.

12/13/2009 09:36:53 am

I love this book!
I really, really do!
It kicks so much butt it's not even funny! (and this book IS funny).

This beats every book I've ever read.
Good freakin' job on The House of the Scorpion!


Got all my complementing (hopefully) out of the way. Now I can say what I mean to say:

It's about the sequel. I'm not gonna peeve you off my asking when it's gonna be published; I've written a few books myself (not published, of course) but I know they take time.

I was wondering if you could consider NOT making the title "God's Ashtray".
My parents are really quite messed up. They are literally the "judge a book by it's cover" type. They wouldn't let me read anything with "God" in the title. If I did they'd say something like "I don't want you reading this Christian crap!"
(No, I'm serious.)
Even if it isn't "Christian crap" my parents would think it was and not bother to read the back then take the book away. I know. Crazy. They've done this before.
I mean, my family's freakin' Jewish (yes, those stereotyped dorks who light candles and play with dreidels. sorry, but that's really how I view my religion) and they hardly let me read anything religious!

I think I went too overboard here. I just meant to ask you to consider changing the title. But I'm not erasing this stuff now. I've spent ten minutes on this comment.
So could you please consider changing the title? Please respond!

By the way good luck with the sequel!

12/14/2009 12:39:14 pm

i absolutely l♥ve mat!
it was my favorite book in the whole wide world!
i can't wait until the sequel!
i wish i could be in the movie if they're making one...

12/15/2009 07:11:32 am

When is the new book coming out exactly

12/17/2009 08:14:54 am

This book is my favorite book ever! I can't wait until the sequel comes out!

12/20/2009 01:17:56 am

Mrs. Farmer,

I really enjoyed your book The House of the Scorpian. I can't wait for the sequel. When will it be published.{Please Be Exact if you can}
Thank You,

12/20/2009 01:21:41 am

I really liked THe house of the scorpians. Whens the sequel coming out

12/20/2009 08:01:51 am

House of scorpion was awesome. Should be made into a movie.I really want to read the sequel.

12/22/2009 09:19:54 am

After i read it i started checking my rots and i had a latino family member named Matteo Negro or Matthew Black i was sooo happy thanks soooo much!!! :D :D

12/22/2009 09:36:22 am

I have request that may be tooo much... but could you please call it the rise of Matt with a large red scorpion on the cover?I ask of this becouse you have Matt(eo) Alacran coming in being a clone people who hate him are dead... its his time to rise up reveal himself to the world and take charge! So i really believe it would suit the book. But in the end of course its your choice...Before I read this book I myself started writing a book in 6th grade and I kind of gave up hope at the 9th chapter... then I stumbled on your book 7 months later and I was re inspired! Your book was absolutely amazing it was as though god himself sent me an angel in the form of a book!!! It was an amazing book and I hope you have more GREAT suprises for the next book. When I fineshed and learned that there wasnt a sequel I felt devestated! just like I felt after finishing the Harry Potter trilogy... I thought I would go crazy waiting but i learned she isnt making more so i stoped waiting... resently i read A new series and there next book is coming out in May!! Man I wrote a lot...

Your fan

1/8/2010 12:06:21 pm

This is book that I have to read in class, I loved it so much that when we had to read up to chapter 8 today, i finished the book instead :) it brought out all of my emotions and every time I read it I felt like I was watching a movie. I want to be a writer and have been trying to write some books but its really hard and i can see how much work, effort and wit this book would take to write. Right when I finished it I immediately checked to see if there would be a sequel, I'm sooo happy there is and I can't wait to read it!!!!!!!!

Sara K.
1/9/2010 12:37:35 am

Dear Ms. Farmer,
I just wanted to say how much i loved House of the Scorpion,I read it 4 times!All my friends loved it too when- ever i think about books that should get turned into movies,House of the Scorpion is the first one that comes to my mind,I just hope the characters are well-casted,I wish you all the best Ms. Farmer you are a genius.I can't wait for the sequel:)

Justin Bieber
1/9/2010 04:16:51 am

the name of the seqeul is God's ashtray

1/12/2010 12:30:24 pm

when will the sequel to the house of the scorpion be published? Please, please, please, tell us soon.

1/12/2010 08:33:01 pm

When I first read the house of the scorpion I was so grabbed by it, I couldn't put it down. I read the whole book in one day and loved it completely. If there is even a movie or a second book coming out, I will So want to know about it. I love this story so much!

Sam R
1/13/2010 04:15:32 pm

The first time I read The House of the Scorpion I was in middle school, and now even after completeing my first semester of college I still consider it one of my favorite books. I have already read it cover to cover several times, and have reread my favorite chapters on countless occasions. No matter how much I have grown up and changed after first picking the book up I still feel like I can relate to Matt's story in more ways than one. This book has actually become so close to me that I have considered getting 'Property of the Alacran Estate' tatooed on my foot. Although this may be very extreme it is an idea I have been throwing around for 2 years.

Thank you for writing such a beautiful book. I am very excited to hear that you are working on a sequel and cannot wait to find out what happens to all of the characters I have grown to love so much.

1/16/2010 12:56:40 am

The first time I read The House of the Scorpion I was in 8th grade. I just recently finished my first semester at college and through all the apparently "marvelous and life changing" books which have been force fed to me by school, The House of the Scorpion, a book I bought at a scholastic fair MANY years ago, outshines them all.

I can't contain my excitement for the sequel! I hope it's ridiculously long! I love it all so much!

1/23/2010 10:01:46 am

Im not done yet reading the book yet, but i love it, when is the sequel coming out, or is there one already???

1/28/2010 03:39:57 am

I can't wai till the sequel comes out I'm sure it will be awesome as your Book of the H.O.T.S

jordan johnston
1/31/2010 05:46:17 am

whens#2 comin out

2/12/2010 04:19:32 am

Is there goin to be a movie and a sequel?

2/12/2010 04:23:42 am

I thought it was sad at the end of the story when Tam Lin drank the wine when he knew it had posion in it, he died. And Matt thought Celia, Maria, Matt and Tam Lin could be a family.

2/12/2010 04:29:08 am

Dear Mrs. Farmer,
If could write a book like that I wonder what it would be like. If it would be nearly the same as yours, or different. Please write back and tell me if YOU think it's a good idea to write a book like that.

2/13/2010 11:40:53 pm

i am in 4th grade and the house of the scorpion is my faverite book i am trying to find the sequel

big butthead
2/18/2010 10:01:52 am

The house of the scorpion is awsome! i read the whole thing in like 3 days. i cant wait 4 a sequel 2 come out but what would it b about? matt ruling his opium empire? PPPPPPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPP! :)

Brooks Dart
2/23/2010 07:52:53 am

My name is Brooks Dart, I am eight-teen years old. I have read your book house of the scorpion ever year since i first read it. Infact, my 7th grade teacher was so pround of how many times i read it just in her class that she gave me a copy of the book. I cant even tell you how much i appreciat your wrighting. I hope and know that you are able to come up with great ideas for your sequil. I am well awere that you will not need any help wrighting it, althow if you do look forward to great ideas to spark more ispiriation than i would love to here from you. my email is; or love for you to call even to talk about the first book. 1620-202-1946

2/26/2010 12:11:34 am

hello i have allready typed you about the book, altho i seen a wrighting by you that said you would start house of the scorpion next year. that was published 08 its now 2010. does that mean you have started the book? just currious?

3/1/2010 11:55:37 am

Hello, i am a chinese kid whom wishes to be a future novelist, but that is near impossible because i have no writing experience. Your book was given to me by my school and i did have to read it. I however did not care for the book, but if you could still give me enough advice on how it is that a publisher bought the rights to your book. How much it was worth et cetera. et cetera. et cetera.

I am 13 years old and hope that you, Nancy Farmer, will mentor me in my dreams of success.

3/10/2010 02:06:00 am

I just loved the house of the scorpion! I cant wait untill the sequel comes out, I wonder how much longer the wait will be? I also hope there is a movie, but i hope they keep the movie the sam as the book and dont change up the story very much.

3/11/2010 11:17:02 am

I needed this book the first was awsome!!!!!!!when dose it come out?!?!??!???,,

3/17/2010 05:50:39 am

Dear Mrs. Farmer,
I <3 The House of the Scorpion! I can't wait until the sequel comes out! I absolutely enjoy all the books you wrote. I just finished reading and I am planning to read it again!!

josh b.
3/18/2010 07:00:06 am

what is numbr 2 called

cherra miller
3/18/2010 11:48:37 pm

I just finished that book today and tootaly flipped I loved it was AMAZING. I loved Mat and all the other charactors and am going to read the sequal.Which is currently called Gods Ahstray.

3/29/2010 04:14:13 am

good book is the sequil out yet?

Tiffany B.
4/2/2010 08:12:52 am

i'm really looking forward to the sequel! is there anyway that you could put little teasers for us? If that is possible, it would greatly be appreciated.

4/8/2010 02:08:29 pm

amazing is all i have to say

4/9/2010 02:19:59 pm

this was the best book i have ever read even though ive only read like 10 books so its not saying much.I couldnt put it down it took me 2 days to read it and im starting to read it again.I cant wait for the sequel to come out.

4/12/2010 06:37:51 am

-->,ilOVE tHiS BOOk.!(:
WE ARE READiNq it iN OUR ENGliSH ClASS && itS SO MyStiRiOUS.....((:

Randy H.
4/14/2010 08:28:11 am

This book was great i cant wait for I thought that it was the best book ive ever read

4/14/2010 11:13:48 am

am a dj in sandiego CA.... ilove this mutha bleepin book

4/16/2010 08:40:22 am

Absolutely my favorite book of all time. In the time frame from 6th grade to 8th grade ive atleast read this book 30 times. Basicly i rent this book, than another, than this book, than a different one, than this book again, and it just keeps going. Im definatly going to read your other books, and i cant explain the joy of hearing about the sequal. P.S. my names matt to! i think its fate i happened to pick this book...

4/16/2010 09:08:50 am

I know there are tons of people who either want to attempt or have attempted making sequals, and i literally cannot put into words how enthusiastic and excited i am for the sequal, and i know you probably have plans for the book and i want it to remain a suprise, but ive always thought in the sequal, while matt was tearing down opium, macgregor would be a very nice antagonist and would have proper motivation to destroy matt and esperanzas alliance. Although im not sure if he died in the last book, so pardon my ignorance if he did.

Caleb and Rebecca C
4/18/2010 06:47:12 am

I finished your book in one night and stayed up until three doing so! it was totally worth it, A+!!!
I was wondering when you would have the sequel available, so many people have asked, do you have any rough drafts or a time frame?
Thanks so much!

4/18/2010 07:35:59 am

Loved the book, took a saturday off and read it. Best book I ever read. Waiting for sequel

4/20/2010 04:46:38 am

I have people asking me when the sequel for House of Scorpion will be coming out. Any hints?

4/26/2010 07:56:57 am

i hope theres a sequal cuz ive read the book 50 times already.
they should make a movie!!

Little Girl :)
4/27/2010 07:13:04 am


4/30/2010 12:12:03 pm

when is the sequil comming and is there a movie comming soon?

5/5/2010 08:16:32 pm

SEQUIL!? this is the best book I have ever read, Im just a 14 year old boy who usually never reads. But I picked up this book and felt like I was in a different world I loved it. If there is a sequil I cant wait for it

5/7/2010 01:16:40 am

This is the best book i have ever read and i have just finished reading the book for the third time this week can't wait for the sequel!!!

5/7/2010 03:18:53 pm

Finished house of the scorpion for the third time! Cant wait for A sequel and/or movie!

5/13/2010 09:22:17 am

I just love your book! What is the name of the next book? I am dying to know what happens to Matt!

5/16/2010 12:35:58 pm

This book was great. I'm 12 and we had a poetry unit in school. I wrote a few poems about bio ethical topics and one of my poems were about cloning. My teacher read it and asked if I had read The House of the Scorpion, she was shocked I hadn't read it and told me I should. I finished it in 2 days. In that period I had the book confiscated in school 3 times. I had a couple of questions though.
1. Is there ever going to be a sequel?
2. For cloning to take place it would take the same species and the original nucleus of the embryo would need to be replaced by the modified nucleus. So theoretically(to current knowledge) a cow wouldn't work to harvest a Clone.
3. Another question about it's scientific accuracy a cloned animal would be born just like a normal baby would. why not use an actual person instead of a cow?

5/22/2010 01:37:53 am

I loved The House Of The Scorpion! I just finished it for a book report and it was by far the best book Ive ever read!Any ideas for a name?

5/23/2010 11:04:58 pm

One very important question: If you are writing a sequel, when does it come out???

5/25/2010 12:46:05 pm

I'm 10, but this is a darn good book, the House of the Scorpion. Poor Tam Lin, he had a pretty pure heart.

6/3/2010 11:42:35 am

I am studying House of the Scorpion at school and I have an Exam on it soon, I have to write an Essay on your book this is the question:'In The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer presents many ideas about science, technology & the future. Discuss how she presents these ideas through the characters, settings and themes of the novel.' Do you have any tips on how I can write it?
Thanks :)

6/4/2010 03:59:04 am

I'm 19 and ever since I was 13 1've been reading this book cover to cover...I really can't wait for you to write a sequal...and If you have ok'd Warner Bro's to do a movie of House of the Sorpion... I ask this one things.. please don't let them ruin the story.. It's PERFECTLY fine the way it is and I would be heartbroken if the story is not stuck to...I mean the story is practically the script...Don't do what all the other authors do...have their work ruined while transitioning from book to screen... I would be so upset as would all of your other fans...Don't let them change your story...this beautifully written amazing story...

6/9/2010 10:44:31 am

Nancy Farmer, to find your homepage is like entering a shrine. I can't believe that I am able to get in contact with you like this. House of the Scorpion was a life changing book for me. After reading this book, I wanted to act, behave and think like Matt. It is truly an inspiration and role model for all readers out there. I can't wait for your sequel!

6/18/2010 01:30:39 am

Rikin: you will eventually learn why cattle were chosen as the surrogate mother, alongside why the process is feasible as you learn more about biology and genetics. It is possible that cattle could work as the surrogate mother. Cloning only involves genetic material from a host and does not involve the manipulation of a somatic nucleus in humans, but rather, a transfer. Since eukaryotic cells would be highly similar in structure, replacement of the nucleus would simply alter its development pattern. With this in consideration, the surrogate mother could be of a different species to a reasonable extent. Your other question can be answered in that cattle are selected owing to the international community's perception and attitude towards clones: it would be near-impossible to find a human surrogate mother who was willing to carry the clone.

6/28/2010 03:28:42 pm

I it's already to late to give ideas, but I just wanted to say that it would have been awesome if Matt joined the Marines or the U.S. Army Special Forces incase he needed to learn how to fight for another adventure.

7/2/2010 11:56:28 pm

Im 12 and this is the B-E-S-T book I have ever read. I'm on vacation and I still read it, because it was so good. the reason I read it was because of my school it had a reading list. and i was like Oh cool scorpions, ok ill read it. And in the first chapter i was absored. i went to bed around 12:00 just reading it. Can't wait until the next one! :)

7/6/2010 10:14:33 am

I loved The House of the Scorpion and I can't wait for the Islands of the Blessed. I'm working on a book of my own and you are one of my inspirations. Best wishes,

7/9/2010 07:39:25 am

For years house of the scorpion has been my favorite book!it is has an amazing plot,and the characters are so real.I have read it about 10 or 11 times.I was thrilled to hear that you are writing a sequel!I can't wait!:) i am sooo excited to find out what happened to matt.Thank you for writing such a wonderful book, i'll probably read it ten more times.I recommend it to everyone i know!:) please write a sequel

7/9/2010 07:42:39 am

oh and i have always thought your book would make a wonderful movie!but please don't let them change anything!A lot of people and I would be heartbroken, it's such a life changing book...and it would be a shame if it were changed, even a bit.thank you!

7/16/2010 06:22:58 am

i love The House Of The Scorpion so much, i'm currently reading it for the third time. I would love to know the name of the sequel so i can read that just as many times :D
By the way, your book has wonderful descriptions and insight into the world of a child. Most adults have problems understanding a child's world.

7/17/2010 07:01:58 am

what is marias hair color?????

7/19/2010 01:27:46 am


7/26/2010 01:09:10 pm

Kudos on House of the Scorpion. Amazing book, really.
So I read this book a couple of years ago and I absolutely loved it. LOVED it. Imagine my happiness when I learned there was a sequel! (Literally 5 minutes ago) Well, I can't wait! When is it coming out? And what's the title? I'm so excited. And I heard they were making a movie, but I'm not sure. But anyway, can't wait! I've loved that book since I was eight.

8/16/2010 01:01:32 pm


Dark Mirage
8/19/2010 02:08:05 am

John: you cannot be more wrong. Don't force your opinions on others, especially since they are incorrect (the novels state Maria as having a dark hair colour, so either black or dark brown). Apology accepted.

8/24/2010 08:22:33 am

i love the trolls series it was the best ever i can't even get my hands on the scorpion one and already can't wait for sequel

8/24/2010 08:24:27 am

I love love love your books :)

8/28/2010 02:34:33 am

Nancy You Have Out Done Yoursefl with this. i wonder how someone can think of such an amazing story. I just want to sit down and atleast talk to you about what flows through your mind when your writing. i am a bodybuilder, this is my escape, reading the book in the sixth grade, and again just a few days ago almost breaking down when it's over. Wishing maria was real, sometimes forgetting reality thinking i am Matt. This is the best book, i can't read another because i want this one to be real. It sounds crazy but, i would love to just know what you did to come up with this. Your must have been sad when you ended the book, it is my escape from reality and when it was over, sadness overflowed. But this is the most amazing writing Ever. Please get in touch with me. I know you have alot of fans, but being 17 i admire you as a writer. Would be nice just to sit down and have coffee with someone of your creativity, your Reader
-Eric Mashburn


9/5/2010 01:20:25 pm

When will it come out? And what will the title be?

9/16/2010 08:31:29 am

so when does it come out and do u knw the title yet ???????????

9/20/2010 09:51:56 am

Hello Mrs. Farmer,
I have to say House of the Scorpion is my all time favorite book. I read it for the first time in 6th grade and I'm now in 11th. I've read it at least 5 times since then. It has an amazing storyline and cast of characters. I really hope the sequel will be just as good, (which I'm sure it will be).
I've hoped for a movie since I read it in 9th grade. I thought it would be a very good movie.
Well, thanks for entertaining me over the years. (:
Your fan,
Courtney. (:

David K
9/22/2010 12:31:54 pm

Nancy i am 17 years old and i read your book in middle school. I am now a senior and when people ask me what my favorite book is i still say House of the Scorpion. The book is amazing and you are an amazing writer. Thank you for that work of art

charlie bone
10/3/2010 04:36:43 am

Charlie Bone again, just wanted to ask if the pilot who took Matt to Opium in the hovercraft becomes one of his friends.

10/19/2010 03:09:30 am

there is another book sweat

yumi allens
10/26/2010 07:10:12 am

I loved House of the Scorpion! I'm sooo happy that you're going to be writing a sequel to it! :)

Also, if you ever have time in the future, I would reeeally love a sequel to Islands of the Blessed! :)

smiley pc
10/28/2010 05:48:00 am

i must say, i am amazed at how many people have read, and loved this book before me. i belong to my school's book club, and we were asked to read this book-(i wasn't familiar with Mrs Farmer at the time) and in beginning i wasn't really enthusiastic abt reading abt, i gave it a go (don't knock it till you try it-ITS TRUE!!!) n i was absolutely,stunned that i loved this book, so much, its like my dream book- every character in this book right down to the meanest (whom i thought was Tom) is tucked away safely away in my heart, i wonder if there are other such epic books out there..... anyone got any suggestions??? maybe im just a bad book browser, but i cant seem to choose a book i would love to read, and trust me, The house of the Scorpions tops my list so, pls all recommendations are welcome. =)

10/28/2010 11:53:49 am

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:50:39 This is me again.... sigh... I think i have been waiting for too long... maybe i will write my own sequel. Thanks Mrs. Farmer for trying though.

10/30/2010 02:44:50 am

when is it coming out or did u decide not to

10/30/2010 12:28:58 pm

Thank you so much for writing this book. It made me laugh and cry and made it on my top ten list of books ever. I chose to do a report on it and hope my class loves the book as much as I do.

11/3/2010 02:28:06 pm

is it true that they r gonna make a movie

11/4/2010 09:01:00 am

hello, just wondering when you'll make it. i literally just read it for the 10th time. i cant wait! when is the release date?

11/11/2010 03:05:50 am

I really love this book. I have read it numerous times since my 6th year in grammer school and now I am a senior in highschool. today while browsing the internet I found that there will be a sequel. It is by far my favorite book. I will love to to read it especially before I am shipped off to bootcamp for the USMC august/September of 2011.

11/14/2010 03:48:06 am

i absolutely love house of the scorpion and I'm sooo ecstatic i read and reread that book its amazing. I just felt so much for Matt and you got the facts right. Make it good. sooo existed!!!

11/17/2010 06:44:29 am

My 7th grade teacher read that book to my class, I was probably the only one paying attention. And I'm glad I did. Amazing read...

11/19/2010 07:27:32 am

Let the people have a sequel! Man, I can't wait for the sequel. And IS there going to be a movie? That'd rock.

samuel bae
11/28/2010 11:00:51 am


11/29/2010 11:55:37 pm

I would like to know when the sequel will be released

12/2/2010 09:47:22 am

The title "Gods ash tray sort of made me think for a second. another title associated with scorpions may work too

12/4/2010 03:00:35 am

That book was one of my favorites of all time! I'm so glad there's going to be a sequel. When I finished reading it, I was so scared that it was a one-time book. I didn't want it to end haha.

12/5/2010 06:08:55 am

that book was awsome.
i used to play videogames(starcraft 2)
since reading that book, i've made time for reading other books as well.

...did anyone say sequel?

12/9/2010 02:12:01 am

im 13, and, this book is so awesome, i love it, i cant wait for next book if there will be one, XD, and btw, mateo is my real name (not matteo unfortunatly)

12/11/2010 06:49:13 am

I loved the House of the Scorpion. It was a wonderful book that left me wanting more.

12/13/2010 09:09:07 am


12/20/2010 08:40:25 am

I loved the house of the scorpion. If you could please tell me when the sequel is coming out if any who reads this has any idea when it comes out please leave a comment on the chat site.

Thanks! Wyn

12/21/2010 05:43:07 am

im reading this book in school the class is reading it together and mostly everyone but 2,3, or 4 people like it were only on chater 24 when matt going to run away but i want to know what happens to maria

12/22/2010 12:44:05 am

This is by far one of my favorite books! I had read it in middle school and now i am a senior in high school, and i was walking up and down the isles of my school library( i am a very VERY big bookworm)and the familiar red cover caught my eye. Only this time i didn't finish it in two days because i really wanted to read and remember every little detail. I LOVE this book and ill recommend it always! My school librarian had stopped me and told me that there doing this project where they pick out students who take out and read allot of books (surprisingly i was the one person in the whole school who was constantly in there finding a good book to read) and asked me to take a picture with my favorite book so they could hang it up in the library and all around school.I picked the house of the scorpion! I love your books and i absolutely can NOT wait if you really are making a sequel and i have read the WARNER BROS. have the rights to your book and i am PRAYING they make it into a movie. =]

12/23/2010 08:48:09 am

What is the name of the book. I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. This book I just finished reading the book like 20 minutes ago.
Favorite Autors
1. Rick Riodran(Sorry he beat you by 3 weeks)
2. Nacy Farmer

shawn weerts
1/12/2011 11:24:25 am

Sometime this year? i love the house of the scorpion. one of my faves. the only book i have reread like 6 times. thank you for writing such an awesome story. i seriously cannot wait for the sequel.

1/16/2011 11:27:41 pm

OH MAN!!! MY CLASS <3'd that book. We are waiting for the sequel. I am sooo sad about Tam-Lin. He was one of my facourite charactors. Please say that Maria and Matt are going farther (maybe getting a new pet- since Furball)...

1/17/2011 11:26:49 am

I have read this book soooo many times I have honestly lost count! if this was a movie would it be done in spanish? or would there just be spanish parts??? also i think gary oldman, or maybe anthony hopkins would both be really good choices for either El Patron or El Viejo

10/1/2012 01:31:57 pm

I think this would be a great movie but they would have parts where they Spanish words like in the book they speak Spanish a bit but mostly english

1/23/2011 10:42:05 pm

That is awsome. I can't wait

1/29/2011 05:22:33 am

Charlie Bone again, Mrs. Farmer will Eduardo, the guy who created Matt, be in the sequel. Because, technically, he is Matt's father.

1/31/2011 06:31:12 am

Honestly, Mrs.Farmer, I thought the House of the Scorpion was one of the greatest novels I've read! Like everybody else, I can't wait for the sequel to come out. Good-luck going through the whole writing and publishing process! I hope Ton-ton will be in the sequel. Technically he's one of my favorite characters, alongside Tam Lin, and El Patron. (Both the clone and the one that departed during the novel.)

2/2/2011 12:12:10 pm

Dear farmmer, i really loved house of the scropion so can you please tell me the name of the sequal. With lots of hope-Ian

2/7/2011 04:03:38 am

When is the sequel gunna come out?

Daniel Camacho
2/11/2011 01:15:25 pm

Thank you Mrs. Farmer I love This novel, and i know that i´ll love the sequel soon.

We are from San Luis R.C. (L)

Rachel Felts
2/12/2011 10:03:28 pm

when is the second book coming out i love this book i found it on my sisters book shelf im only 11 and i love this book whens the second one coming?

2/15/2011 11:13:41 am

if you look at Q&A it says the title and what is happening. But i loved the book and matt and maria need to get together, i mean they said they loved each other! And he's 16!

2/15/2011 11:16:12 am

I LOVE this book and i don't know when yet she is probably still working on this I hope it comes out soon I want to get it!

2/15/2011 11:36:55 am

Mrs. Farmer I like the way you bring out the details in the surroundings and not just tell about the character.

But I got confused like close to the end when it sayed he was Human it took me a while to get it sort of. Can you describe it more?

2/22/2011 09:25:03 am

hi i loved your book house of scorpion. please tell me when the sequel is coming. my website is cool to. bye thanks

2/25/2011 08:10:19 am

i just finished house of the scorpion for a reading group with my Talented and Gifted teacher and i loved it!

3/7/2011 09:22:43 am

OMG!!! What a good book. My whole class read this book we have finished it. We LOVE <3 this book BEST book in the world

3/7/2011 09:34:41 am

Im so glad that there will be a sequel to House of the Scorrion. When is it going to be out??????

3/8/2011 01:14:16 am


3/8/2011 01:16:02 am

Excellent book, is so interesting. I can't wait for the sequal

3/12/2011 06:07:13 am

you don know how happiee i am to js find out that you are making a sequel!!!!! :D have u finished it yet? cuz i have no idea. i read house of the scorpion a few years ago and im almost done with reading it agian! at the end of the book. theres a little story called Gathering the Lambs. is that the sequel? or another book u wrote? becuz ive been trying to find that title! but i cant find it anywhere? you are an amazing writer!!! much lovee

Josh K.
3/16/2011 09:37:35 pm

Mrs. Farmer, I love the House of the Scorpion, and I was wondering when you would publish the sequel. Sorry, this may seem like nagging by now, but I'm dying to see it? Please write more info on the book soon, please?

charlie bone
3/19/2011 03:31:46 pm

Hello Mrs. Farmer, are you sure you want to move to Arizona? Things are getting intense over there, especially since that maniac shot and killed a little 9-year-old girl. Oh by the way, can't wait to read the sequel.

3/23/2011 03:16:49 pm

Mrs. Farmer,
This was posted more then two years ago! can you please post a update or something!? D:

Rough neck
3/28/2011 07:38:52 am

Hello mrs. farmer will u please hurry up and publish the sequel its been forever

Rough neck
3/28/2011 07:41:23 am

Is Mrs. Farmer aloud to chat back to us?

A friendly zombie
3/28/2011 07:43:10 am

Does any body know the date the book comes out, part 2 by the way?

el patron
3/28/2011 08:06:08 am

The book was so sad at the end:(. lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd it!

Juan Ceniceros
3/29/2011 02:48:07 pm

i know im only twelve but i loved this book so i read it 3 times it was soo sad at the end :(

Paola c.
4/4/2011 03:37:01 pm

mrs farmer I loved your book so very much and this is coming from a person who does not like to read and your book was by far the best but when will you give us mre updates about it's sequel I must know because in want to buy the scorpion ad re read it before I read the book any updates here???

4/16/2011 09:26:01 am

I really loved The House of the Scorpion and still do! It's one of my all-time favourites; and still is!
I just wanted to say best of luck with writing the sequel. If there is any movie producer on this Earth with any trace of sense left...then you WILL get offers for that book to be made into a movie. If you don't, then it is quite evident that this world is beyond hope.

5/19/2011 09:14:06 am

oh my gosh i hope the sequel comes out soon i love the house of the scorpion even though my language arts teacher assigned it for us it is the best book ever I just finished it a couple of days ago i cant stop thinking about the book and i cant wait for the sequel

PS:I hear theres a movie coming out for house of the scorpion is that true my whole class is wondering?

6/16/2011 06:18:14 am

Even though the most recent post was in 2008 about the movie, It still hasn't came out yet. The Sequel hasn't came out yet either. I just read House of The Scorpion this year and i fell in LOVE with Matt lol. But im just still curious about the movie and sequel!!!

6/16/2011 06:20:19 am

Lol Nevermind about the recent post thing. Lol just looked up @ the comments.

Baylee the clone
6/21/2011 03:01:57 pm

Hi it's me again:))) I know you don't like to give to much info on your books that havet come out yet but is there a tittle to this next sequel so I can order the book or at least a date when the book comes out thanks:)) and also I saw some comments about the book being a movie!!!! I would love to know if they made a movie or are making one thanks and to anyone who read my comment I please ask of you to keeping my cloning issue a sercert thanks:

Baylee the not clone
6/22/2011 03:41:33 am

Sorry about the last comment I did u all probably thought I was crazy........ About me being a clone and. It's not true. That waz my sister playing around trying to get smypathy for our family so once again sorry about the lies:(((

8/31/2011 11:55:38 am

Hi Mrs. Farmer, I am wondering if the next book in the Scorpion series is going to be about Matt.

9/1/2011 10:01:11 am

Is there really going to be a movie?

9/1/2011 10:01:56 am


9/10/2011 08:54:29 am

yes i love the book

9/15/2011 01:59:38 pm

what is it going to be called?

9/18/2011 08:48:06 am

BEST BOOK EVER! I loved everything about it. I like how it has two plots that merge perfectly at the end! I also like the moral aspects of the book. Maria, Tam Lin, Celia, and Matt were both very moral, and had a respect for human life. When will the sequel and/or movie come out?

10/1/2011 04:46:37 am

Well I was at the library one day and I couldn't find a book to read b/c it is required for everyone in our 8th grade to have a book so my friend recommended this one and I have to say It tops even hunger games and the Percy Jackson series and please have Matt still the main character his emotions his houghts they meld exactly into mine it is crazy how awesomely we think alike when I have an idea I read a couple more sentences and it explains what I was thinking so I am really excited to read your next book and Maria she sounds like such a nice person and if they do make a movie can u plz make it so they match their descriptions it Biggs me when they change it well I got to go somewhere now and I appreciate if u will read this thank you u r now officially my favorite author

10/1/2011 04:48:19 am

Srry I meant bugs

10/8/2011 11:26:18 am

The House of the Scorpion is totally one of my favorite books!!!

10/13/2011 10:21:34 pm

great book love it theres got to be 2nd book is there? Need to know what hapens

10/16/2011 03:16:13 pm

Mrs farmer. I am Crystal and I have the The House Of The Scorpion twice so far as a matter of fact i just finished reading it for the second time a few hours ago(:

I know everyone has been bugging you about the sequel for years now; and I must say I am quite excited myself. That book takes my breath away. I am wondering if there are any new details on the sequel. I have been searching several different websites for updates as to when its coming out and the name etc.. even though I read some where on here it is to be called Gods Ash Tray I also read that a lot of people had an issue with that name. As far as I am concerned, I see no wrong in that name. Its a wonderful name for a book in my oppinon!

I am looking forward to the release of the sequel.
please if you can give any new details no matter how small, it can even be how far along you are into writing the sequel to The House Of The Scorpion. I've been going crazy trying to find out information :/.

Take care and have a blessed day/night^^

- Crystal.
PS. Do you have a fan page on Facebook?

Payge Hemken
3/6/2018 09:40:25 am

The book is out now I am actuaily reading it now look at the very bottom of the pg and u'll fiend mine

10/18/2011 04:21:14 pm

Hello, just wanted tot let you know i love your book! I like the twist at the end where they died. I love your writing style. I wish I could be as good of a writer as you. Is there going to be a movie? I hope there is.

10/26/2011 12:04:03 am

i was wondering if there is going to be a sequel or a movie to the house of the scorpion

10/26/2011 12:58:01 pm

I can't wait i loved the book it was recommended by my fifth grade teacher she also recommended The Ear The Eye The Arm which i really loved but not as much as I loved House of the Scorpion which is one of my favorite of all times I've recommended it to at least 14 people so far hopefully they listen thank you so much

10/27/2011 04:08:58 am


Albert a.
11/1/2011 11:52:31 am

House of the wrong scorpion is great! I hope there is a sequel.

3/6/2018 09:41:20 am

Reread your comment

Chandler R.
11/7/2011 09:35:49 am

I loved the book and can't wait for the sequel to come out. I was almost in tears when Tam Lin died but after reading the answers about why it happened I felt a lot better about it happening. I don't know if this happens to anybody else but when I read a good book I(subconsciously) out people from life into what I read and that happened a lot in this book! Again I love this book and can't wait for a sequel.

A Eagle B
12/6/2011 05:48:20 am

I was wondering what the title of the sequel for the House of the Scorpion is going to be called so i know what to look for, whenever i can get info about release date and title and so forth will help...
Thank You

12/8/2011 02:40:07 am

I can't believe there's gona be a sequel!!

1/1/2012 01:41:21 am

This book was incredible. Keep up the good work

1/11/2012 04:33:06 am

hey um house of the scorpion is by far my favorite book. read it 7 times ha its the only book i read more then once. i love it cant wait for the sequel..... there is one problem ITS 2012 HURRY UP this is like torcher

1/21/2012 06:48:25 am

OMG!!! i cant wait best book i ever read could not put it down i am looking forword to the sequal because of so many unanswered questions!!!!

1/21/2012 10:51:54 am

It's been 4 years since that post, where's the book?

2/29/2012 12:27:26 am


kelly l
2/29/2012 01:02:36 pm

why did you kill off tam lin he was the best guy ever i loved your book i hope that you make a # 2 and a movie the only part i did not love is when tam lin dies

kelly l
2/29/2012 01:11:33 pm

im sorry that sounded like i didnt like it but i really did i LOVED IT i really did i admire your work and would love to someday become as talented as you i love to write and you book inspires me alot i did not love when tam lin dies but thats just becouse i liked him i hope you will write more expesailly a # 2 i just have to know what happens next oh and i would love to see a movie on it i am your #1 fan i hope what i wrote before didnt sound affensive i just thought you should know how much i enjoy your work. i look forword to reading more from you
im truly sorry if i sounded like i didnt like it your #1 fan
kelly l

3/13/2012 01:04:49 am

when is the movie coming out and the 2 book

3/13/2012 01:06:48 am

i hope its as good as the 1 and that they dont kill the movie by taking things out if there is a movie plus i really love this book i just finished it today

3/13/2012 01:08:31 am

this was the best book ever i cant wait till the second book comes out. You have got to make this a movie but just get the book out first. Can you tell me a bit about the next book? like when will it be done im on the edge of my seat here?

3/13/2012 01:15:21 am

You should make it into a movie and don't let the Hunger games put you in the shade by making a movie!

3/13/2012 01:16:29 am

please contact me about the next book me and my friend callum are on the edge of our seats and close to falling off the edge like your friends aprtment for getting rid of unwanted guest

3/21/2012 07:23:18 am

Is there really going to be a second book? People have been talking about it for quite some time now and I just wanted some closer oon the matter.

3/21/2012 07:25:15 am

Sorry, meant to say" closer ON the matter. Not closer oon the matter

4/19/2012 03:14:07 am


5/27/2012 02:48:03 pm

This book is great! Take your time writing a sequel; so it'll be better than the first. (Though it will obviously be great, no matter how long it takes.)

6/20/2012 04:24:03 am

Hi Nancy Farmer! i just want to let you know that i LOVE your books, but the House of the Scorpion was my FAVORITE! So i was wondering if you could give another estimate on when the sequel will come out, and what the book is called. Thanks!

7/2/2012 12:17:31 pm

When is your book "goods ash tray" coming out? I loved ye house of the scorpion and can't wait to read the next one!!!! I think u are an exellent writer and u hope to be a great writer just like you some day!!!!!!

8/3/2012 05:56:31 am

You said you would start working on the book at 2009...its 2012, and almost the end...when will the book come out? I'm starting to think you ditched it

10/1/2012 01:28:59 pm

I read the book within 5 hours and I just couldnt stop reading and is there a second one

10/8/2012 09:35:49 am

<3 this book looking forward to next

Book Fan
11/12/2012 07:54:00 am

To Nancy Farmer-

I just wanted you to know how much I loved 'The House of the Scorpion'! I could not put it down, and I spent a whole weekend reading it! I read it for our Battle of the Books competition, and I am happy I read it, and if it had not been in the competition, I would not have picked it up. I am very excited for the sequel, and I will be checking regularly to see if it has come out! Thank you for writing these awesome, can't-put-them-down books! You get 5 out of 5 stars from me!! :)

11/28/2012 04:31:08 am

I LOVED house of the scorpion and I can't wait for the second but when will there be a a date when it comes out because its almost 2013 and you have not said anything :) PLEASE tell us when you plan to release the date when it comes out :)

3/6/2018 09:45:36 am

what is u'r last name?

9/23/2015 06:24:46 pm

I can't wait to read the sequel! I fell in love with this book the first time I read it for a class assignment. I can't stop thinking about it! Does anyone else feel that way?

Payge Hemken
3/6/2018 09:37:56 am

I relly liked book 1 I am in 7th grade at Pocahontas elementry school and my class read it together then I went to the library with 1 of my friends and we each found a copie of book 2 so far I like it but to understond 1/2 of it i would have to learn spanish dut it would be good to get an early start on spanish.


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