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! I’ll post my review at the end of May.
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!