Ship Breaker

By Paolo Bacigalupi
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780316056199, 352pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD, Paperback

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Description

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 Ship Breaker

* "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

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