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I highly recommend this book to young adults and adults alike.
I've never understood the writing tool of "show, don't tell"--I felt that this book, even once the story picked up, showed too much and told too little.
The characters are very well drawn and Bacigalupi's writing is as good as he other books.
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi is an exciting adventure set in a dystopian future that has been devastated by climate change, altered by genetic engineering and impacted by class... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Annette Lamb
As a fan of dystopian, I'm always on the lookout for something different. Well, I found it. It even has a steampunk vibe to it and I loved every single page. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kelly
I read this on the strength of his earlier Windup Girl, and this different but still dystopian future did not disappoint.Published 18 days ago by Brian Feinberg
It was boring at the Virginian but when they found Nita it was interesting that why I rated it 5 starsPublished 1 month ago by dart
Good read. Excellent story telling and character developmentPublished 1 month ago by Brian Bercovitz
Fantastic, I got into Paolo Bacigalupi when I read the Wind-Up Girl, and he's such a wonderful writer I figured his Young Adult books would be spectacular too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shannon
Great book. Fast paced and action packed - I finished it in a day.
I have heard PB describe himself as an "extrapolationist" and he does here extrapolate on... Read more