What if your life depended on a yard of copper wire? What if your fate changed as fast as the tides? Ship Breaker opens on a world wracked by global warming, where common things like copper and oil are worth killing for. Nailer is a teenage boy still small enough and light enough to do the dirty and dangerous job of crawling through the hulking oil tankers in search of salvage. If only he could get a lucky strike -- find something precious enough to lift him out of the poverty of just getting by. When a killer storm brings in fresh salvage he does find something that could make him rich. There’s only one complication -- a girl. Ship Breaker is tough, tense and unrelenting in its pace. Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. But it also poses questions about the future and about what makes us human. It will have you thinking long after the pages have been exhausted. If you liked The Hunger Games and the Uglies series you should read Ship Breaker.
Review by Sabrina, High School student