I really like the book, The House of the Scorpion, so far. When I read the first chapter, I was really confused with what was happening, but after I finished the first section it all made sense. I got to contribute most of my ideas into the round tables we have completed so far. The writing on Matt’s foot was weird to me. Why don’t they put the writing on the back of the neck in Matt’s case? The reason I say in Matt’s case is because most clones have a shot that ‘blunts their brain’; Matt didn’t have this shot. So he could eventually figure out what a clone is and find out that he is one (he has found out he is a clone, but doesn’t know what ‘clone’ means). The other clones probably wouldn’t be able to figure out what was on their foot anyway. Like the dedication, I mentioned that the book had both English and Spanish in it. I had also raised a huge idea that the clones are called beasts and creatures because they are essentially born in the whom of a cow. I think that this point was the most important idea I had through the entire section. Other than that, I had thought a bit about how Maria and Matt got along so well. I would’ve thought Maria would’ve been influenced by the older kids and stayed away from Matt. Instead she wanted to be with him, like he was her dog. I brought the dog up because she snuck to his ‘dungeon’ to give him food and to sleep with him. In the book, she mentioned that it was ok to sleep with him, because it was like sleeping with her dog. This was one of my only ideas that wasn’t mentioned in our second round-table. These are a few of my ideas, but to hear more of our ideas and concepts as a group from the book, listen to round-table two on my blog.