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The Ship Breaker Series


by Paolo Bacigalupi (Author)

Book Cover for the Ship Breaker Series
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...


Series Summary


Series: Ship Breaker
Tags: adventure science fiction fantasy dystopian post-apocalyptic steampunk
Series reading level: 13+
Books in series: 2
Should read in order? No
Next release: Finished

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Books in series order
1Ship Breaker  (2010)
2The Drowned Cities  (2012)