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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
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Jul 30, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: coming-of-age, environmental, speculative-fiction, here-comes-the-apocalypse, ya-dystopia, young-adult, young-adult-speculative-fiction
Read from July 29 to 30, 2012



Four stars. I really enjoyed this future world with it's melted polar ice caps, food shortages, brutal work environments,the mishmash of religions. Mostly I loved the people: Nailer, Nita , Sadna and Pima, Lucky Strike and Tool. A world where loyalty is hard- won and death is never far away, whether due to injury, disease, or starvation. I realize what an easy luxurious life I've had (even after a busy twelve hour day at work).

I just finished reading it and I'm really irked that my husband picked up The Drowned Cities while I was at work so I can't start reading it immediately. Drat!
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