Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #2--Ship Breaker

It's Teaser Tuesday again! YIPPIE! I'm very excited about this idea. This week, I've started SHIPBREAKER by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Here is how Teaser Tuesday works:
- Grab your current read.
- Open to a random page.
-In the comment section, share a few “teaser” sentences (maybe a short paragraph) from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (That means, make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Remember to show the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The story: (From the back cover)

In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being disassembled for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works on the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quote--and hopefully have enough to eat.  But when, by luck or chance, he discovers and 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.

The Teaser:

Pima drew her work knife. "Here."

Nailer made a face of disgust.  "You just going to chop her fingers off?"

"No worse than cutting the head off a chicken.  And at least she's not gonna squawk and flap around." Pima set the knife against the girl's finger. "Do it with me?"

"Where do I cut?"

"On the joint," Pima indicated.  "You can't cut through the bone.  This way, they pop right off."

Nailer shrugged and got out his own knife.  He set it against the joint where it would part easily.  He pressed his blade into the girl's flesh.  Blood welled up as he cut. 

The girl's black eyes blinked. 

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