The Compound (Compound, book 1) by S A Bodeen – book cover, description, publication history. Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. Bodeen, acclaimed as the writer of such picture books as Elizabeti’s Doll, turns out a high-wire act of a first novel, a thriller that exerts an. The Compound (Volume 2) S.A. Bodeen Square Fish. Eli and his family lived in an underground shelter they called the Compound for six years. They thought.

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If you can get past that, and decide to embrace the goofy premise, it’s actually quite riveting. He has thought of everything, an abundance of food, clothing supply through the years, all their favorite things in their own replica underground bedroom. Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years.

I also love how when talking about his dog, Eli describes being able to feel her warmth at his feet even though he knows she’s gone, and proceeds to call her his phantom limb. The Compound by S.

He grows to care for them, even trying to persuade one of his other siblings to help save the supplements from their seemingly inevitable death. And seriously – he’s been down there, supposedly isolating himself from his family – for six years, and he’s never explored?

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And he will do anything to escape. It was somewhat predictable but also felt like anything could happened, especially when it came to the father in the story.

I really love books about people hiding out or being trapped within places like towers etc. Moral dilemmas combined with tense plot action make this a good read.

When Eli shouts that they have to wait for them as the Compound door closes, his father says, “At least I have one of you. Preview — The Compound by S.

Despite the fact he’s glad to be alive; Eli has gone through the past few years like a zombie, cutting himself off from the rest of his family. Only mild language and no gore, so something I could imagine recommending to squeamish parents except there is a lot of other disturbing stuff in there If you compund this book too seriously you’re going to hate it.

One I think teens would probably enjoy and blow through quickly, just as I did. Almost every single paragraph in this book seemed to introduce some strange new intriguing information. The old world, the family likes to refer to, no longer exists. First of all, if calories are an issue, how are you going to fatten up those young’uns? Oct 10, Chloe M rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Fallout, here I come.

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The country suffers a nuclear attack when Eli and his family are on a camping trip. The Compound Book Review. Lists with This Book. Bodeen came up with the idea of including cannibalism in the novel after watching a television show where “a dinosaur fed a favorite offspring the bodies of its less fortunate brothers and sisters.


This is scary to think about. Set up a giveaway. The answer lies within you because sometimes the best thing to do is just put yourself out there and lays it all on the line. They have been living underground for six years and boredom, and despair are setting in.

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Caleb George cause its so predictable. He is a moneymaking genius but acts like a bratty self centered child, who has no care for the lives he endangers especially his wife and children.

I never could tell. Eli refuses to even acknowledge his father’s plan. Repulsed and already suspicious, Eli begins investigating his father’s claims, and sets up a family death match against a man who grows increasingly irrational and sinister but no less powerful.

This book was repulsive. I first picked the book up because it was recommended to me. She lives in Oregon. He sees his parent as crazy.

The audience will feel the pressure closing in on them as they, like the characters, race through hairpin turns in the plot toward a breathless climax. The story was very original. I’m so glad there is a second book because the book makes me want to read more.

So the world-building is fantastic, but Eli is a bit difficult to get behind as a protagonist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.