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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

In a not too distant future, 17-year old Nailer lives and works on the Gulf Coast salvaging scrap from defunct oil tankers with his crew of “ship breakers.” Like many works of science fiction, the premise of Bacigalupi’s Printz Award–winning YA debut is frighteningly plausible—dare I say imminent?—but what sets Ship Breaker apart is the vividness of Bacigalupi’s prose, and his thoroughly developed, diverse cast of characters. Ages 13 and up.

Reviewed by: 
Holly
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$12.99
ISBN: 9780316056199
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2011