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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 3rd 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Ship Breaker (#1)
A YA dystopia with minimal romance—I liked this book before I started reading. It also gets bonus points for not being a one-teenager-must-save-the-world dystopia. Nailer just wants to stay alive. Nailer lives in America’s flooded Gulf Coast and has a job stripping old ships of their valuable meta...
I noticed this book won an award a while back so I put it on my TBR but have just now had a chance to read it. I'm glad I finally did though. It's one of those stories that will make you appreciate all the things you have and take for granted on a daily basis. It's set on the Gulf Coast in a post-oi...
I feel so bad giving [b:Ship Breaker|7095831|Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)|Paolo Bacigalupi|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327874074s/7095831.jpg|7352929] two stars. I mean, it won the Printz! But it just didn't work for me. I can see how it might work for some, just not for me.
Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi Bacigalupi has written a complex, violent novel in a grimly plausible near-future, where our rape of the planet has altered not just the physical plane, but also the way we live. The coastlines are altered beyond recognition as the seas rise, and resources worldw...
I have to start this off by saying the first third or so of this book is AMAZING. The world-building, the characters, the plot, the gritty and realistic atmosphere (does that cover deliver, eh?)--everything is absolutely riveting and fantastic. Heck, every character but one is a person of color, too...