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Common Sense Media says

Gripping but bloody dystopian tale will make teens think.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byHugeReader123 November 8, 2011
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Really Good Book, but Too much Cursing, Drinking, Violence

This is a really adequate book. Not great, but very good. The cussing is WAY for teens, being there about 50 dam-s, sh--s, he--, bast---d, and such. The violence is harsh, but still, a very good book. Can't wait for the second one. A lot of drinking aslo.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written byShaunL October 21, 2011
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11
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Challenging ideas of comfort

Having not read "sci-fi" since I was a young teen, I was blown away by this novel for many reasons. It's fast paced, and thus likely to keep the attention of the video game generation, the protagonist is not only "street smart" but has deep moral values, and he is able to build the possibility of a better life for himself by understanding that family, friendship and loyalty are choices and not givens. This book is iconoclastic, in the broad sense and I loved it for that.
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Teen, 13 years old Written bychryseise March 27, 2011
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FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC, FANTASTIC.

Ship Breaker had me hooked from the very first chapter right up until the final sentence, where I finally decided was the only appropriate moment to release my breath. That said, I can easily state that this book was one of the most dangerously thrilling, gripping, and profound stories I had read in all my years of reading adventure and dystopian novels.
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