Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

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. . . . From Goodreads

This is an interesting book. It is a grim and scarily possible future. Children are working hard - if they are lucky enough to have a job and then struggling to survive after hours. The crew members trust one another but  this does not rule out betrayal.

This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Tower Teams Read 2013
Serious Readers 2013
Dystopia Reading Challenge 2013
2013 Ebook Challenge
2013 1st In A Series Challenge
Let Me Count the Ways Reading Challenge 2013 (326 pages)
2013 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge

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