Ship Breaker (Paperback)

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Description


A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer.

In America's Gulf Coast region, grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. 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, by luck or by chance, 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....

In this powerful novel, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

About the Author


Paolo Bacigalupi is a rising star in the science fiction community having just won the Nebula award for The Windup Girl. He is also the winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story and two Locus Awards for best collection and best novelette. Paolo lives in western Colorado with his wife and son. Ship Breaker is his first novel for young adults.

Praise For…


* "Stellar."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Vivid, brutal, and thematically rich."
-Booklist, starred review

* "This thriller will grab and keep readers' attentions as Nailer and Nita 'crew up' in their fight to survive."
-The Horn Book, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316056199
ISBN-10: 0316056197
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2011
Pages: 352
Language: English