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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
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Feb 21, 12

bookshelves: to-read, y-adult, eng-356-goodreads
Read in February, 2012

Ship Breaker depicts a terrible future where the low class are forced to risk their lives to scavenge materials from ship wrecks in order to feed themselves, afford shelter, and essentially survive. Nailer is one of those people, and he comes upon a ship wreck filled with enough scavenge to make him a rich man, but a lone survivor, a girl, makes him decide if it would be more worth it to strip the ship for all it's worth, or rest his future on saving her.

I found that the book had a great concept, but wasn't really moving to me. I didn't understand the characters motive and the author really likes the word 'feral'. I guess it just wasn't my kind of book since it did receive the Printz award.

Violence: Yes
Language: Yes
Sex: None
Drugs and Alcohol: Yes
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