Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Compound


Author: S.A. Bodeen
Genre: Young Adult - Fiction/Suspense
Publication Date: April 29, 2008
Age RangeYoung-Adult
Pages:  256
Date Scoot Read: September 2010
Source: Audiobook

Scoot's Rating
: 
9-  Great read! Couldn’t put it down.

Synopsis (via Goodreads)
:
Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out. HE WONT LET THEM!!

Scoot’s Review:
This book has a tiny synopsis for good reason, you can't really say too much about any of the plot without spoiling the story.  The story starts out strong and I was hooked from the first line onward.  The story follows a boy named Eli and his dysfunctional family as they tragically leave behind loved ones, including Eli's identical twin Eddy, and lock themselves into an elaborate underground bomb shelter keeping them safe from a nuclear attack.  The Compound doors won't open for 15 years, but what happens when the food supply starts to dwindle?  Through a series of flashbacks and current events you get to know Eli and his family, and learn exactly what is going on in the Compound.  Suspenseful, fast-paced, and haunting - you never know exactly what to expect around the each corner.  I enjoyed the writing style and was very happy with the story's conclusion.  I highly recommend it! I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

2 comments:

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Ooh, this sounds like so much fun!! I am really enjoying some of the YA books I've picked up, so I'll need to include this in the list!

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