So I was really ready to not like this book at all and run around ranting about 1954 all over again. I downloaded it right away from itunes and listened to it as I drove from Las Cruces eastward. I knew nothing about it and so at first I couldn't figure out if it was taking place now in some really poor part of the world or what. Then I realized that it is another post-apocalyptic books that are so popular now. Popular with me, too! But this book wasn't just another PAB. There is something really different, and better about this book than the average. It isn't as good as The Hunger Games trilogy or The Moon Books. Which makes me wonder why This World We Live In and Mockingjay didn't win, but maybe it was because they were both the last in a series? I am not sure if that is supposed to make them, somehow less award-worthy. That seems kinda unfair if it is true, because there's a Ship Breaker #2 on the way.
Anyway, I really did enjoy Ship Breaker. I enjoyed it so much! The characters are wonderful and even though there's a little bit of romance, that didn't bother me too much. Listening to how the world might be in the future, it was scary. There were a lot of scary parts. There were a lot of parts where I thought...man what is going to happen!?!?!?! And also I loved the questions that this book raises about family and what it means. I would love to see this book made into a movie, if it is done right. Does the book deserve the Printz? Oh man...it is so hard to answer that, when I loved those other books so so so much...man. I don't know. I am glad I wasn't on the committee. But man, definitely read this book. It is truly awesome. So no, this is no 1954. This book is no Grace Kelly, for sure.