Title: The Compound
Author: S. A. Bodeen
Published: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2008
Snippet: "An echoing, resounding boom that slashed my nine-year old heart in two. My fists beat on the door. I bawled. The screaming left me hoarse and my feet hurt."
Summary: 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 won’t let them.
Review: The Compound is such an amazing book. I really love books about people hiding out or being trapped within places like towers etc. When I began to read The Compound I thought it would resemble The Host by Stephenie Meyer only, without the aliens. But nope, The Compound is nothing like The Host.
I loved the descriptions of The Compound. S.A. Bodeen described scenes so well. It was almost like I was in The Compound with Eli and his family.
Another thing I loved about The Compound is that it is highly suspensful. You think you know what is going on and then more layers are pulled back and more secrets are revealed. There are so many twists and turns that it is so amazing. I found myself sitting down and reading the entire book because I just wanted to know more and more about what was happening.
I really liked the ending. It left an opening for a sequel but I don't think there will be a sequel. It was an effective ending.
I would say that The Compound is a very very unique and highly entertaining book. I would say you should definitely check it out because it is such a great book.