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Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, Book 1), by Paolo Bacigalupi
Ship Breaker by
Call Number: J Bac
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
In America’s flooded Gulf Coast region, oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer. Grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. 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 by 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….
windupstories.com - Fiction by Paolo Bacigalupi
The official author website for Paolo Bacigalupi, a Hugo and Nebula Award winner, and a National Book Award finalist. Find an author biography, interviews, details on his books and short stories, and a FAQ section with answers to important questions like, "How do you pronounce Paolo Bacigalupi?"
The Veldt, by Ray Bradbury
The Veldt by
The advanced technology of a house first pleases then increasingly terrifies its occupants. Accompanied by questions and exercises about the text.
The official website for Ray Bradbury has information on his work (books, short stories, essays, and poetry), his life, interviews, and an interesting category, '13 Things' - "13 fun facts about Ray, which will give you a deeper understanding of what motivated this charismatic, eccentric and intensely playful man."
The Forgetting, by Sharon Cameron
The Forgetting by
Publication Date: 2017-06-27
Seventeen-year-old Nadia lives
in Canaan, a quiet city in an idyllic world, but every twelve years the people of
Canaan undergo a collective Forgetting after which the people are left without
any trace of memory of themselves, their families, or their lives--except for
Nadia, who does not forget. Audiobook recommended.
Read more about The Forgetting and other books by Sharon Cameron. The 'About' tab has a list of 'Things You Might Like to Know About Me' - like, this: "I have read Lord of the Rings 47 times and counting."
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
Lord of the Flies by
Call Number: F Gol
Publication Date: 2003-12-16
At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued...
Go to the 'About' section of the website to watch an introductory film about William Golding. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983, his writing continues to touch every country in the world and is today read in more than 35 languages. Read news and articles about Golding and his work, and learn more about his books.