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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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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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