Ship Breaker Summary
Paolo Bacigalupi

Everything you need to understand or teach Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi.

  • Ship Breaker Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Ship Breaker Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more
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Ship Breaker Summary

When Paolo Bacigalupi’s young adult novel “Ship Breaker” begins, Nailer, a boy in his late teens, is helping to disassemble wrecked ships for sale to salvage companies. Nailer’s existence is brutal. It is filled with hardships, including an alcoholic, drug-addicted father who dishes out regular beatings to Nailer. Nailer’s best friend and workmate, Pima, and her mother, Sadna, act as refuges for Nailer. Following a brutal storm, Nailer and Pima...

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