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A Michael L. Printz Award Winner
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"Bacigalupi's future earth is brilliantly imagined and its genesis anchored in contemporary issues...The characters are layered and complex, and their almost unthinkable actions and choices seem totally credible. Vivid, brutal, and thematically rich, this captivating title is sure to win teen fans for the award-winning Bacigalupi." --Booklist (starred review)

"Bacigalupi (The Windup Girl) makes a stellar YA debut with this futuristic tale of class imbalance on the Gulf Coast...Bacigalupi's cast is ethnically and morally diverse, and the book's message never overshadows the storytelling, action-packed pacing, or intricate world-building." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

* "This thriller will grab and keep readers' attentions as Nailer and Nita 'crew up' in their fight to survive."―The Horn Book, starred review

"Exciting, poetic, and breathtaking."―Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

"A riveting tale of adventure in a broken world."―Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series and Leviathan

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"This gripping novel is all about the nature of trust and of family. . . . Nailer and his intense, beautiful world will linger in your mind for a long time."―Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy

About the Author

Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of the highly acclaimed The Drowned Cities, Tool of War, and Ship Breaker, a New York Times bestseller, Michael L. Printz Award winner, and National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of the Edgar Awards nominee The Doubt Factory; a novel for younger readers, Zombie Baseball Beatdown; and two bestselling adult novels for adults, The Water Knife and The Windup Girl. His first work of collected short fiction was Pump Six and Other Stories. He co-wrote The Tangled Lands with Tobias S. Buckell. The winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards, he lives in western Colorado with his wife and son. The author invites you to visit his website at windupstories.com.

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  • Lexile measure : 690
  • Grade level : 10 and up
  • Item Weight : 11 ounces
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0316056197
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316056199
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 3, 2011)
  • Reading level : 14 and up
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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