Ship Breaker (National Book Award Finalist) (Ship Breaker, 1)
<i>A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer.</i><br /> <br /> 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....<br /> <br /> In this powerful novel, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Edition: (Edition: Reprint)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2011-10-03