Title: Ship Breaker
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Summary: Ship Breaker is set in the society of Bright Sands. Nailer, a young ship breaker, works every day, stripping metal of copper wiring, metal staples, and other materials that can be scavenged for money. Nailer finds a ship that is any breaker’s dream after a massive storm. On the ship is a beautiful girl who promised to give him a fortune if he saves her and helps her. But the ship is filled with gold and $$, and Nailer has a serious decision: either break it for money or save the girl. What to do?
I started reading it because…
one of my teachers recommended it and after hearing the summary, I was interested.
I kept reading because…
I was curious on what he would do? I was debating with myself on what I would do if I was in that situation.
Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted most likely to:
The hardest working teen ever.
Six Word Recap: Nailer’s decision on saving or breaking.
This book reminded me of how in life many people have a lot of decisions to make. Some of them can be easy but some of them can be hard and tough to decide. So I think this book is really decisive.
Websites of interest: Paolo Bacigalupi
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