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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

This is young adult dystopian fiction of great quality. It is unsparing in its grim depiction of "if this goes on," and offers some compelling ruminations on the things that humans will do when we ... Read full review

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User Review  - lkmuir - LibraryThing

In a dark future America that has devolved into unending civil wars, orphans Mahlia and Mouse barely escape the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities, but their fragile safety is soon threatened and Mahlia will have to risk everything if she is to save Mouse, as he once saved her. Read full review

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User Review  - jolerie - LibraryThing

The problem with surviving was that you ended up with the ghosts of everyone you'd ever left behind riding on your shoulders. Page 219 The Drowned Cities is the second book in a series set during a ... Read full review

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User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

Reading a truly impressive YA novel: Paulo Bacigalupi's The Drowned Cities. In a post environmental and civil collapse, The Atlantic seaboard south of Boston is a war zone of competing warlords and ... Read full review

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User Review  - -sunny- - LibraryThing

First of all, I wish i'd read this sooner after reading Ship Breaker, because in the back of my mind I kept looking for connections between the two stories as I read...which only annoyed me, because I ... Read full review

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User Review  - FrancescaForrest - LibraryThing

(review duplicates what I posted on LJ) I loved Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker, the story of Nailer, a boy who works stripping ancient oil tankers in a globally warmed futureworld, whose life changes ... Read full review

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User Review  - JWarren42 - LibraryThing

An excellent meditation on masculinity, and the horrible ways it is formed. I was disappointed, though, in how quickly the plot escalated. We could have spent less time on smaller plot points and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - rrainer - LibraryThing

There are many things I liked about this book, but also several that did not sit as well with me. The relationship Mahlia and Tool is fascinating from many angles, and the depiction of a long, brutal ... Read full review

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User Review  - ExpatTX - LibraryThing

A great return to the world of The Shipbreakers Read full review

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User Review  - Elliepoole - LibraryThing

Very good book. Quite violent. Extreme thriller. Loved it 8) Read full review

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