The Compound


Title: The Compound

Author: S.A. Bodeen

Summary:  Six years ago, during a suspected nuclear attack, Eli and his family made a mad dash for the their underground Compound.  Unfortunately, Eli’s twin brother and Grandmother didn’t make it before the door was sealed with a lock that isn’t set to open for another fifteen years.  Eli now exists in the compound that was planned and stocked by his brilliant, billionaire father, but no amount of planning can eliminate the dull routine his life has become or the all-consuming guilt he feels over leaving his twin.  As food begins to run in short supply, Eli begins to question some of his father’s actions and realizes that he must take responsibility for his family if they are to survive the Compound. 

Who will like this book?:  Any reader who is able to suspend doubt in the far-fetched premise will eagerly fly through this suspenseful fast-paced story. 

If you like this, try this: The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, and Gone by Michael Grant.

Recommended by:  Jen, Fairfield Woods Branch Teen Librarian