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Ship Breaker (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of "The Windup Girl" and "Pump Six and Other Stories," and a Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner. He lives in western Colorado with his wife and son. "Ship Breaker," a Michael L. Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist, 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