'Ship Breaker' Chapters 7 - 12: Discuss!

We're heading into week two of Ship Breaker, which remains a novel about adolescence, poverty, and a horrific global catastrophe caused by our current, unsustainable Accelerated Age. Cities have been submerged, oil is gone, and the very rich travel the globe in luxury by way of parasailing clipper ships. In case you're just now visiting the book club and are on the fence, I have three words for you: parasailing clipper ships.