Start Date: 2/16/2016
Recommended for grades 7 and up...
|Set in a postapocalypic world where human civilization is declining due to ecological reasons, we meet Nailer. He is fifteen years old, a light crew worker (which is a dangerous and dirty job) who lives with his drug addicted father. His job is to crawl deep into the wrecks of the ancient oil tankers that line the beach, scavenging copper wire and turning it over to his crew boss. After a brutal hurricane passes over, Nailer and his friend Pima stumble upon the wreck of a luxurious clipper ship. It's filled with valuable goods—a "Lucky Strike" that could make them rich, if only they can find a safe way to cash it in. Amid the wreckage, a girl barely clings to life. If they help her, she tells them, she can show them a world of privilege that they have never known. But can they trust her? And if so, can they keep the girl safe from Nailer's drug-addicted father? || So far, it's a "fast-paced postapocalypic adventure set on the American Gulf Coast."|