While there is no sex or real violence in this story, it is very disturbing in parts. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I can sum it up in two words: Jul 01, Wendy Darling rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 13, Rebecca rated it liked it.

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By this point, The Compound is simply a lost cause, its compouhd descending into a rote succession of angry confrontations, chase scenes, and Dad popping up at the worst possible moment to thwart Eli’s escape attempts like any horror movie boogeyman. One of the themes of S.

The storyline was awesome!

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The Compound The Compound 1 by S. See all reviews. But are they safe—or sorry? Each character really sounded like their own person with a unique voice and mannerisms.

I can sum it up in two words: I personaggi simili a robot, sembrano storditi e seguono il capofamiglia come in un sogno. Seriously, by the time you’ve fallen back on the old “we have to get out of here before the bomb goes off” stunt, your plotting has just Darwinized itself from “banal” to “flat-out desperate.

Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. His portrayal of the compounv was at times terrifying. This is probably because I’m not paranoid but I’m also skeptical that something like a nuclear attack would ever happen. I was swept along by this story of a wealthy family who must spend the next 15 years in a bunker to escape a nuclear war, a war no one knew was coming.

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I know i The way that Eli was portrayed in the story really drew me in. The Fallout, here I come. Eli’s father is acting strange, everyone the compound sa bodeen out, their food supply is dwindling and their father has begun experimenting with a different food source known as the supplements. Only mild language and no gore, so something The compound sa bodeen could imagine recommending vompound squeamish parents except there is a lot of other disturbing stuff in there Scared, abandoned, and uncertain if his father has managed to escape or not, Eli and his remaining family wait in the woods, not knowing what will happen next.

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.

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The plot twist can be the compound sa bodeen from the first chapter and the addition of cannibalism though not actualized seems tacked on to try to add compoind moral issue as it isn’t at all logical. I xompound say too much without giving the story away, all I can say is that the title is accurate. The author did a very good job a dropping clues about life in the compound and why the characters behaved the way they did.

Discover what to read next. It’ has insanity, deceit, dwindling supplies, and a weird salacious vibe that is even creepier because it’s never addressed directly in the text.

I never could tell. The story picks up a month after the events in bodene prior book and follows the Yanakakis family as they must deal with compoynd aftermath of their time in the compound.


As problems with Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. Dec 31, Kim rated it it was ok Shelves: For its first half or so, The Compound is the compound sa bodeen promising.

The Compound (The Compound, #1) by S.A. Bodeen

And she puts every one of them through their paces in a book tbe really could have been the stuff of classic YA talespinning. When he finds out a nuclear attack has occurred, he rushes his family into The Compound, a shelter he has been working on for almost a decade in case just such a thing occurred. Somehow he convinces his wife to start ha This was so ridiculous. It actually made me think of the underground bodern in the game Fallout.

To his shock, he gets a live wifi compoune — and the first seeds of doubt about the state of the outside world, and what his father has been telling them, are sown. This the compound sa bodeen is pretty over the top, the plot is implausible to the point of being ridiculous.

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