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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

Ship Breaker Summary

Plot Summary

Ship Fever is the story of young ship breaker, Nailer, who has one last chance to save his existence on Bright Sands Beach, a lucky strike, a find all ship breakers dream of. After finding a wrecked clipper ship after a massive storm, Nailer must figure out a way to save the scavenge, thus providing a future for himself. What he finds on the ship tests his loyalty, his strength, and ultimately, his love.

Set in the dystopian society on Bright Sands Beach, Ship Breaker opens with scenes of young, dirty ship breakers working on abandoned ships with their crews, stripping the metal beasts of any copper wiring, metal staples, or other materials that can be sold as scavenge. Nailer is getting too big to climb through the thin ducts in the ship, and knows that his time on light crew is drawing to a close. He's not...

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