Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 031608168X
Rating 3.5/5 from 193 reviews
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This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. 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, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a fast-paced adventure set in the vivid and raw, uncertain future of his companion novels The Drowned Cities and Tool of War. "Suzanne Collins may have put dystopian literature on the YA map with The Hunger Games...but Bacigalupi is one of the genre's masters, employing inventively terrifying details in equally imaginative story lines." --Los Angeles Times A New York Times Bestseller A Michael L. Printz Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A VOYA 2010 Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers Book A Rolling Stone 40 Best YA Novels Book

Ship Breaker
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01

This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers

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Ship Breaker
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03

This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers

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Ship Breaker
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01

This thrilling bestseller and National Book Award Finalist is a gritty, high-stakes adventure of a teenage boy faced with conflicting loyalties, set in a dark future America devastated by the forces of climate change. In America's flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers

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Tool of War
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10

Set in a dark future devastated by climate change, Tool of War is the third book in a major adventure series by a bestselling and award-winning science fiction author and starring the most provocative character from the acclaimed novels Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. In this gripping, eerily prescient

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The Drowned Cities
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01

Soldier boys emerged from the darkness. Guns gleamed dully. Bullet bandoliers and scars draped their bare chests. Ugly brands scored their faces. She knew why these soldier boys had come. She knew what they sought, and she knew, too, that if they found it, her best friend would surely die.

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Pump Six and Other Stories
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2008-02-01

Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.

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Zombie Baseball Beatdown
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10

In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel,

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The Doubt Factory
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14

In this page-turning contemporary thriller, National Book Award Finalist, Printz Award winner, and New York Times bestselling author Paolo Bacigalupi explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped. Everything Alix knows about her life is a

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Ship Breaker
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

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The Windup Girl
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko... Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange

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Ship Breaker
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07

In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, 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 he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a

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A Long  Long Sleep
  • Author : Anna Sheehan
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-09

It should have been a short suspended-animation sleep. But this time Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone-- and her future full of peril. Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss. Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of

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Captain Bad Breaker and the Cotton Candy Ship
  • Author : L.L. Faer,E. Raven
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16

A rotten to the apple-core ex-pirate plots to steal the delicious and magical Cotton Candy Ship. Will he and his skull best friend, Head of Doom, succeed? Or, will his dastardly deed be stopped by the fiercest and youngest captain on the sea, Elaine Mermain? Sharpen your sword, toss your

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The Water Knife
  • Author : Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015

Paolo Bacigalupi, "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Windup Girl" and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today and what may be in store for us tomorrow.

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Skybreaker
  • Author : Kenneth Oppel
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22

A legendary ghost ship. An incredible treasure. A death-defying adventure. Forty years ago, the airship Hyperion vanished with untold riches in its hold. Now, accompanied by heiress Kate de Vries and a mysterious gypsy, Matt Cruse is determined to recover the ship and its treasures. But 20,000 feet above the Earth's

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