Friday, October 21, 2011

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52 {Books} in 52: Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi is the story of Nailer, a teenage boy of the future who scavenges ships for copper, and his journey to helping a rich, shipwrecked girl get back to her family before the wrong people get their hands on her. But before this happens, Nailer makes the decision to spare the girl's life instead of letting his friend, Pima, kill her off so that they could claim her wreck of a clipper ship as their own. In a time when there isn't much to live for, Nailer shows the ultimate form of humanity and this one choice spirals into the adventure of his life.

Ship Breaker was a book I had a little trouble getting into, but once the shipwrecked girl appeared I couldn't put the book down. Like most of the other young adult books I have read, this book buzzed with tension and a darkness that seemed to reach into your heart. My only problem with the book was wanting to know more about how the world came to be the way it was and if the author thought something more could have been done to prevent it from it's downward dive. Regardless, the book ends with what I felt was a fair ending, which I guess you can say was a happy ending.

Here's what I've read for my 52 {Books} in 52 challenge:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8.  Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder
9.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
10. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
12. Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs
13. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
14. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
15. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
16. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
17. Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
18. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler
19.  The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
20.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
21. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
22. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
23. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carré
24. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
25. Maze Runner by James Dashner
26. Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
27. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
28. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
29. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

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