The House of the Scorpion

Just finished a book cover project for class. I decided to I wanted to do a book that I had read and didn't like the cover, so I came up with The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. The cover it has just doesn't say anything about the story, and I feel like whoever did it only read the title and none of the book. I mean, you don't want to give anything away but at least hint at something in the story.

Here's mine and some sketches:

Here's the original: