Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Ship Breaker

byPaolo Bacigalupi

Paperback | October 3, 2011

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ANew York TimesBestseller
A Michael L. Printz Award Winner
A National Book Award Finalist
A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book
ARolling Stone40 Best YA Novels Book

This highly acclaimed, bestselling thriller is a gritty, high-stakes adventure set in the dark future America of Paolo Bacigalupi'sDrowned Citiesand upcomingTool of War.

In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. 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 change, 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 devastated by the forces of climate change.

About The Author

Paolo Bacigalupiis theNew York Timesbestselling author of the highly acclaimedThe Drowned CitiesandShip Breaker, a Michael L. Printz Award winner and a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of the Locus Award nomineeThe Doubt Factory;a novel for younger readers,Zombie Baseball Beatdown;and two bestselling adult novels for...
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Title:Ship BreakerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 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