The Compound is a fictional young adult novel by S. 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. Eli is a teenage boy who has been living in an underground compound for the past 6 years since he was 9. His father, the exceedingly wealthy Rex Yanakakis, built it in anticipation of a world-shattering nuclear attack. The facility is fully furnished and contains everything from a movie theater to an extensive library. It even has the capability to raise livestock, enabling the Yanakakis family to maintain a stable food supply for at least fifteen years, the time it would take for conditions outside the compound to return to habitable levels.
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The world they knew is gone, and they've become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy. For Eli, no amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. As problems with Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can't help but wonder if he'd rather take his chances outside.
Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—or sorry? Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. The Compound 1. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Compound , please sign up. Caleb George cause its so predictable …more cause its so predictable less.
Ryder Fine It's good, but it also talks about people eating their own children, so you decide. See all 18 questions about The Compound…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Compound The Compound, 1. At lest the best book i have read in 5 years, beating out "The Hunger Games" i'm not even lying here.
This book kept me enthralled to the point i lost all track of time, time did not exist for me for a few hours. I read this one straight from page 1 - , non-stop. The storyline was interesting and the author did such a good job of pacing in this book! The book is quite a quick read with being less than pages, but the quick pace it is a very well rounded plot with complete characters.
The pacing in the book goes from a fast power walk to a all out run for your life the shit just hit the fan, without any fluff or low filler points to speak of. When i read "The Hunger Games" i was left with and overwhelming feeling of: rage against the machine, stand against powerful government, beware of fancy eyelashes that conceal the devil.
Where many if not the majority of Dystopian novels follow the formula of war, famine, disease, weird science, apocalypse, armageddon etc, this novel is different in the way that the "incident" that they are surviving was imposed upon them in an unusual way. As i have stated many many times the hunger games is not for kids and most teens, this one could be appropriate for I have read a few reviews about the characters being winey. I blocked out View all 8 comments. Apr 28, Lynn rated it it was ok.
A very slow start and a whiny unappealling character made this a difficult read for me. Eli changes a bit too abruptly to a caring individual and the entire premise was a stretch.
View all 9 comments. First, let me start off by saying I read this in one sitting. Could not put it down! Summary: This is a story about Eli and his family who are very well off.
No wait, lets face it they're loaded! Eli's father is one of the most influential people in the world and has been preparing for a nuclear war. Then, the worst happens and they are forced into the underground compound that his father built to protect his family. They have been down there for 6 years, but then things don't add up. Questions no one can answer. What is really happening?
Dislikes: The writing is where I had some issues. It's supposed to be a young adult novel but at some points I felt as if the writing style was middle grade. I guess with all the sensitive topics, I just expected a little more from the writing. So many messed up and infuriating things happening but at the same time you cannot put the book down. I had to know what happens immediately.
I really enjoyed Eli and his families characters, I thought they were very well developed. I really felt like I connected with them. Overall: I really enjoyed the story and I cannot wait to continue the series! If you like dystopian, it is worth reading this. I think this is a really interesting take on what we think as dystopian. Jul 10, Kristi rated it liked it.
Eli has lived in the Compound for six years now. The old world, the family likes to refer to, no longer exists. Eli begins to discover things that simply Eli has lived in the Compound for six years now. Yet another great book for ! This book was suspenseful, thrilling and completely captivating! I initially did have some skepticism, I mean how much can one person do when they are stuck underground??
Could it really be that entertaining? But I love it when authors prove me wrong and this is one of those books. The storyline was awesome! I sat down to read it, and I could not put it down.
I recommend you grab your own copy of The Compound on April 29th! View all 3 comments. Dec 20, Alice rated it it was amazing Shelves: 5-star , 4-starstar. The main character Eli has to live 15 years underground in a compound because of radiation from a nuclear explosion outside. Once underground mysteries begin to unravel. The first mysterious thing mentioned was "The yellow door". Wtf is behind the yellow door?
From there on it gets more and more crazy. The biggest problem with this book is the logic behind everything is really really bad. I only rate based on entertainment so it didn't really matter to me, but if this was a book I found boring I would have roasted it.
Just have fun with this book and take the things that don't make sense with a grain of salt.
The Compound (The Compound Series #1)
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 ever-tighter grip on readers. Eli, the year-old son of a billionaire techno-preneur, has spent the last six years with his family in the massive underground shelter his father has built, knowing that nuclear war has destroyed the world he knows—and killed his grandmother and his twin brother, who couldn't reach the compound in time. With nine years to go before the air outside will be safe to breathe again, the food supply shows signs of running out, but Eli's father has a solution—provided they jettison all morals and ethics. 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.
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No eBook available Macmillan Amazon. What an exciting read "The Compound" turned out to be. The plot line reminded me a little of The City of Ember, but on a much smaller scale with only a billionaire and his family seeking safety Read full review. When Eli is only 9-years old, he and his family minus his Gram and twin brother, Eddy , run to their underground compound and manage to escape the nuclear bomb outside. After six years in the