Ship Breaker

Paperback | October 3, 2011

byPaolo Bacigalupi

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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.

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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 anoth...

Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of the highly acclaimedThe Drowned Cities,as well as his debut young adult novel,Ship Breaker, which was a Michael L. Printz Award winner, a National Book Award Finalist, and a Locus Award winner. His debut adult novel,The Windup Girl, was named byTime Magazineas one of the ten best novels of 2009 and won...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:October 3, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316056197

ISBN - 13:9780316056199

Appropriate for ages: 15

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