[REVIEW] The Compound – S. A. Bodeen

S. A. Bodeen
The Compound
Macmillan Feiwel & Friends Square Fish (US: 1st September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The Yanakakis family is supposed to spend fifteen years in their underground bunker. Six years in, Eli will do anything to get out.

I haven’t been this crept out about milk since Emma Donoghue’s Room. Also awkward: mention of a human host…

A claustrophobic setting with family secrets, a puzzle to solve, and the threat of nuclear annihilation – all at a brisk pace and ideal for anyone looking for a quality teen thriller. The science afoot also contributes to this five-star read. Anyone else feel the need to read Nevil Shute’s On the Beach?


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