Here’s the blurb from the ALA website:
In Ship Breaker, near a drowned New Orleans ravaged by hurricanes and global warming, Nailer and his young crew eke out a meager existence by scavenging materials on the ship-littered coast.
“This taut, suspenseful novel is a relentless adventure story featuring nuanced characters in thought-provoking conflicts. Bacigalupi artfully intertwines themes of loyalty, family, friendship, trust and love,” said Printz Award Committee Chair Erin Downey Howerton.
I’ve read a few Printz award winners, and some of the honor books. Last year’s winner Going Bovine by Libba Bray is one of the best books I’ve read in awhile, and e. lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks was a Printz honor book, and I absolutely loved it.