Ship Breaker: August 2012
Author Paolo Bacigalupi‘s Ship Breaker is his first young adult novel and it won both the National Book Award and Printz Award.
I figured another dystopian novel might be interesting after our read of the Hunger Games.
We will meet Nailer, a young man living in what’s left of New Orleans after too many hurricanes and global warming have taken their toll. To make a living, Nailer and his coworkers scavenge scrap metals off grounded oil tankers.
I absolutely loved this read, but before I share my review, here’s an opinion I trust:
“This taut, suspenseful novel is a relentless adventure story featuring nuanced characters in thought-provoking conflicts. Bacigalupi artfully intertwines themes of loyalty, family, friendship, trust and love,” said Printz Award Committee Chair Erin Downey Howerton.
Grab a copy (I got mine digitally for $2.99) and chime in with your opinion of the book!
We will have our Google Hangout on Monday, August 13, 8pm EST. The first nine to claim a spot on the panel get it! Let me know if you want to be one of the nine.
I look forward to reading with you!