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2011 – Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi

January 10, 2011

In America’s Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, 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 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, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

Post links to reviews of or your thoughts on this book in the comments.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2011 10:17 am

    Seriously, I loved this one. Find it, read it, love it too. Here’s my review:
    http://librariansbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/05/book-review-ship-breaker-by-paolo.html

  2. July 11, 2011 3:47 pm

    How about that? I just reread my review of Ship Breaker written last summer. I picked it as a winner at that time. Here’s my review of this excellent book:

    http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/ship-breaker-by-paolo-bacigalupi.html

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