Book: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigulupi
Genre: YA Dystopian
For: Printz Project (Printz Award 2011)
I've been hearing so many good things about this one that I knew I couldn't pass up the chance to read it when the opportunity came along.
This one is an interesting take on yet another dystopian world. Our main characters are "ship breakers" and make their living by harvesting the resources they can dead ships leftover from the time before... our time. It's a world where the question is asked.. .what if our land is flooded and buried at sea?
It's a very harsh world, violent and ruthless. Then when the storms come, things really get interesting. After one particular storm, a new ship is wrecked up on their shore and what they discover on it starts a whole new chapter in their lives. Nailer in particular must make basically a life and death decision.
This is quite the ride! Very page turning and crazy! I particularly enjoyed the unique style and the creative take on the dystopian genre. Fascinating characters too.
Bottom line: I really liked it!
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