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READ Ship Breaker 107 Ý ➺ Ship Breaker Download ➽ Author Paolo Bacigalupi – 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 uota and hopefully live to In America's Gulf Coast region where grounded 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. As seen on The ReadventurerSo a reread after a dystopia overstaffed year and Ship Breaker still stands out Actually this novel has by far the best conceived vision of our future in terms of realism Nothing much far fetched or impossible here This future is grim and rusty The planet's natural resources are exhausted the global warming is happening Antarctica is gone cities drowned Nailer the main character makes his living stripping old ships off of their metals which will be then sold to big corporations to be recycled over and over again His life takes a turn when he comes across a wrecked ship whose only survivor is a girl who is the heir to one of the biggest corporation in the world Nailor has to decide what to do about this girl to help her or take advantage of her strained circumstances However the reread highlighted the fact that compared to Bacigalupi's adult works pretty much all of which I devoured after reading Ship Breaker this book is a tad juvenile middle grade almost and it touches only the surface of the issues the author explores so well and so thoughtfully in his adult fiction Reading Ship Breaker for the second time I just wanted because I knew how much there was to this world Bacigalupi imagined I am not trying to dismiss Ship Breaker's accomplishments Judged on its own this novel is one of the strongest in the genre of dystopian YA But if you are first a fan of Bacigalupi's adult work I am afraid this book might just not be enough If you are new to Bacigalupi go ahead take a gentle dip into his dark imagination Ship Breaker is a good primer What he offers in his adult fiction is much uglier and terrifying

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To make uota and hopefully live to see another day But when by luck or chance he discovers an exuisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane Nailer faces t. In a dystopian future wracked with environmental disaster a young salvager named Nailer's world is turned upside down when he stumbles upon the find of a lifetime a magnificent clipper ship and and its beautiful owner a rich girl named NitaPaolo Baciglupi crafted uite a tale in Ship Breaker You've got familial conflict ecological disaster young love dystopia what's not to likeNot a lot frankly The world Bacigalupi has created is uite something The cultures are very believable especially in today's uncertain economic and ecological times Nailer Nita and the others are three dimensional characters and Ship Breaker easily rises above just being another young adult novelDid I mention I loved the cultures depicted within The scavengers had a rough yet believable life and Nita's transformation from swank to pseudo scavenger was very well done One thing that was foremost in my mind was Paolo Bacigalupi's skills as a writer When Nailer was in danger of drowning in oil I found myself getting and frantic even though rationally I knew that since 300 pages were left he'd probably surviveWhile a lot of people mention the budding romance between Nailer and Nita by far my favorite part was the filial showdown between Nailer and his father Yeah I'm way past the point in my life where I feel like kicking my dad's ass but I remember those daysActually the plot is my least favorite part of the book The world building easily super cedes it The characters and the world take center stage Yeah it wouldn't have been as good if it had ended differently but what are you going to doFour easy stars Don't let the YA label sway you

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Ship BreakerHe 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. I’m slightly ambivalent about Bacigalupi’s writing but Ship Breaker has strengthened my affection His short stories are hard for me as in hard edged hard hitting hard healing I liked The Wind Up Girl mostly though I was troubled by the lack of feminism and the bleakness of the dystopia Young adult might be the area where Bacigalupi and I best intersect; Ship Breaker is full of his evocative prose great world building and is generally hopeful identifiable and empoweringShip Breaker is about a teen named Nailer who works with a small crew of kids removing light metals from abandoned oil tankers It’s dirty dangerous work and the people who do it live a subsistence existence staying in impermanent shacks on the beach with freuently hungry stomachs and no real way out of poverty except for the mythical Lucky Strike A ‘Lucky Strike’ is a chance to claim valuable salvage in such a way that the finder can keep it for himself instead of having it stolen away by thugs or bosses Nailer is small for his age so he’s still able to crawl the ducts but won’t be able to for much longer He’s than a little dreamy in his spare moments fascinated by the swift clipper ships and their technologically advanced parasails reaching for the upper atmosphereBoss man wants one scavenge run before a big storm and he and Nailer come close to blows until his best friend and crew leader Pima speaks up for him Nailer reluctantly heads back in to the ducts spurred on by Sloth’s offer to take his place A mistake lands him in a room full of oil but by keeping his head he manages to escape earning him the title of “Lucky Boy” among the ship breakers The title and luck gifts earn him a brief respite from a violent drug addicted father “Even so the truth was that Nailer shared his father’s eyes and his father’s wiry build and Richard Lopez was a demon for sure No one would argue that Sober the man was scary Drunk he was a demon” When storm comes it is one of the mythically bad ones a ‘city killer’ a night that ends up changing their livesBacigalupi achieves a perfect balance in his writing; descriptive atmospheric world building with steady pacing I can see the world he creates; the blinding sunlight the salt stinging air the ringing and scrape of metals It’s a rare talent that can create that world without the reader feeling overwhelmed with imagery or losing the plot among the pictures With exuisitely chosen words he conveys so much of the complexity of Bright Sands Beach“Bright tropic sunlight and ocean salt breezes bathed him All around sledgehammers rang against iron as swarms of men and women clambered over the ancient oil tanker tearing it apart Heavy crews peeled away iron panels with acetylene torches and sent them wafting off the sides like palm leaves crashing to the beach sands below where crews dragged the scavenge above high tide An ant’s nest of activity all dedicated to rendering this extinct ship’s bones into something usable for a new world”Plotting is brisk rife with both human and environmental dangers For many readers viewing it as a straightforward adventure story will than satisfy a young man experiencing storms ship wrecks illness captors escape trains new cities pirates new species–you get the idea Interestingly I never felt like the pace was breakneck exhausting Given Bacigalupi’s thematic sensibilities there’s also a somewhat subtle background issues on environmental change corporate profits and subsidiaries concealing the true human cost of manufacturing When I finished I could only admire how he so subtly turns the tables between India and America and America’s complicated and exploitative relationships with computers and disposalI enjoyed the characterization and feel like a rare complexity was achieved with many of the characters It is in keeping with themes of loyalty and deception and learning how to negotiate even with different agendas Nailer was young but a type of youthfulness that lacks experience of worlds outside his own than a simplistic view of humanity He struggles with concepts of ‘family’ and ‘loyalty’ Pima his best friend is a fabulous female lead “Pima their boss girl taller than the rest and filling out like a woman black as oil and hard as iron” While she originally struggles in her role as boss girl her ethical dilemmas become even complex after she and Nailer discover a shipwreck I enjoyed the way she and Nailer freuently contradicted each other able to be companionable but not reuired to unhesitatingly acuiesce Nita was perhaps less developed but I suspect that is partly because of her role as object in Nailer’s life–she isn’t given much of a personality partly because of class difference limiting Nailer’s ability to understand her and partly because of what she represents being important than who she isAdults on the other hand seemed to be operating in a world with different rules and privy to knowledge the kids don’t have Sadna Pima’s mother and Richard Nailer’s father are perhaps the most simplistic characters As polar opposites I think they represent the adult forces at work on a child’s life forces that a child may strive to influence despite ultimately remaining under their control I believed in the promise of Lopez’ violence and thought Bacigalupi did a marvelous job of creating a villain even if is clear he isn’t worthy of Nailer’s loyalty Tool the genetic half dog man was done with lovely sensitivity a further example of the complexity of the concept of loyaltyOverall a great book A little hard a little grim but with hopeFour and a half YA stars