Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ship Breaker Review

326 pages

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...

This was an exciting and intriguing story of a dystopian future in which either you're struggling to survive or you're too rich to care. The dystopian world built here is one of the most realistic I have read in a while. In this future, the world's natural resources have been depleted and natural disasters have destroyed most of the world. We see this world through Nailer's view, which shows life as constant danger and struggle for him and those like him. Nailer is a strong resilient character who is always looking for a way out of his current situation. I enjoyed seeing Nailer make decisions since his scavenger side was always warring with his inner decency. The other supporting characters were from both sides of the world's extremes and it was interesting to see them through Nailer's eyes. This novel had a lot of action and adventure  and there weren't many dull parts in the story. This is a very well-written book I definitely recommend it to those who like dystopian novels.


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