Title Profile & Character Information

Ship Breaker

Annotation

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, by luck or 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, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

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Awards
2010  Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books
2011  Michael L. Printz Award
2011  American Library Association Notable Books for Children
2011  Locus Awards

Characters
NameNailer
GenderMale

NameNina
GenderFemale
TraitWealthy

GenreYoung adult fiction
Fantasy
Science fiction
Adventure
    --Survival
TopicsConduct of life
Magic
Recycling
Nature
Collection