Overall The House of the Scorpion was a pretty good book. There were parts that I really did like but there were also others that I really didn't like for example the ending was not as good as I expected it to be. The book takes place in Opium. Opium is were Matt, the main character, lives and meets many other amazing characters. The whole book is the story of Matt's childhood and is very entertaining. I grew to love all of the characters and felt their emotions threw the entire book. That is my perspective n the book The House of the Scorpion.