The House of the Scorpion
"Someone isn't going to get a smiley face on his paper," Teacher said with a gasp, leaning against the wall. She started to whimper like a frightened animal. (7.69)
"An eejit is a person or animal with an implant in its head," said Tam Lin. (8.65)
"Rosa?" Matt said.
She looked at him. "Do you wish another horse, Master?" The voice was the same, but the old anger was gone. (15.7-8)