In the Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota - and hopefully live to see another day. But when he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life...
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Praise for Ship Breaker"Bacigalupi's future earth is brilliantly imagined and its genesis anchored in contemporary issues...The characters are layered and complex, and their almost unthinkable actions and choices seem totally credible. Vivid, brutal, and thematically rich, this captivating title is sure to win teen fans for the award-winning Bacigalupi." --Booklist (starred review)"Bacigalupi (The Windup Girl) makes a stellar YA debut with this futuristic tale of class imbalance on the Gulf Coast...Bacigalupi's cast is ethnically and morally diverse, and the book's message never overshadows the storytelling, action-packed pacing, or intricate world-building." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About Paolo Bacigalupi
Paolo Bacigalupi's writing has been nominated for the Nebula and Hugo awards, and has won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story of the year. He lives in Western Colorado with his wife and son.
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown & Company
Winner of Locus Awards (Young Adult) 2011 Winner of Michael L. Printz Award (Young Adult) 2011 Commended for National Book Awards (Young People's Lit.) 2010 Commended for Texas Lone Star Reading List 2011 Commended for Tayshas Reading 2011 Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Fourteen and Up) 2011 Commended for Cybils (Fantasy/Sci-Fi/YA) 2010 Short-listed for Young Reader's Choice Award (Senior/Grades 10-12) 2013 Short-listed for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (Young Adult) 2012 Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (High School) 2013
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