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ISBN13: 9780316056199
ISBN10: 0316056197
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First came the storms.
Then came the Fever.
And the Wall.
  
After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct…but in reality, a new primitive society has been born.  

Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted. Fen meets Daniel, a scientist from the Outer States who has snuck into the Delta illegally. Brought together by chance, kept together by danger, Fen and Daniel navigate the wasteland of Orleans.  In the end, they are each other’s last hope for survival.

Sherri L. Smith delivers an expertly crafted story about a fierce heroine whose powerful voice and firm determination will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. 

Synopsis:

A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer.

In America's Gulf Coast region, grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. 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 by 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....

In this powerful novel, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

About the Author

Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of The Windup Girl and Pump Six and Other Stories, and a Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner. He lives in western Colorado with his wife and son. Ship Breaker, a Michael L. Printz Award winner and National Book Award finalist, is his first novel for young adults.

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catdaddytexas, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by catdaddytexas)
Bacigalupi has created a fascinating--and plausible--near future world where climate change has raised the sea levels, oil is no longer the dominant fuel, and the gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots" has become a chasm. Engaging characters--especially the genetically-created "dogman", Tool--and a quest for escape and freedom from a life w/little future culminate in a fulfilling read.
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Egg_salad, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Egg_salad)
I was recommended this book at a store as an easy summer read, as opposed to Bacigalupi's more dense "The Windup Girl." It definitely was a fast paced, easy summer read, and I enjoyed it. Maybe as a result of this, I did feel the characters were a little one dimensional, and the plot, especially near the end, was a bit contrived. Still, it was as advertised, and I can't really ding the book too hard for being a bit on the light side when that's I asked for.
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Craig Jones, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Craig Jones)
Taking place in the same near future post-oil world as The Windup Girl, Ship Breaker imagines the results of scarcity and resource distribution inequality. This is no more a specifically young adult novel than Hunger Games, and has an equally fully realized worl.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316056199
Author:
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Author:
Smith, Sherri L.
Subject:
Children s-Environmental Fiction
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 352 pages Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - English 9780316056199 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer.

In America's Gulf Coast region, grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. 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 by 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....

In this powerful novel, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

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