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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
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Bacigalupi gets an A for world-building. As post-apocalyptic teen adventure stories go, this one takes place in a world that feels like it could actually be a real place, much like parts of the industrialized but slum-filled Global South today. The characters are interesting, but no one sticks with you like, say, Katniss Everdeen. The climax suffers a little from the action not being driven by the main character. Like every YA book published these days, this is the first in a series. Didn't blow me away, but good enough to pick up the next one.

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Reading Progress

January 17, 2011 – Started Reading
January 17, 2011 – Shelved
January 17, 2011 –
page 80
24.54% "Nailer is no Katniss Everdeen, but this is pretty good so far, as dystopian YA goes."
January 23, 2011 –
page 206
February 20, 2011 – Finished Reading

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