Skip to main content

Ship Breaker

About the Book

Ship Breaker

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, now both a National Book Award 2010 finalist and the winner of the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

SHIP BREAKER © Copyright 2011 by Paolo Bacigalupi. Reprinted with permission by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

. All rights reserved.

Ship Breaker
by Paolo Bacigalupi

  • Publication Date: October 3, 2011
  • Genres: Science Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0316056197
  • ISBN-13: 9780316056199