The Compound

The Compound

Book - 2009
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After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed
ISBN: 9780312578602
Branch Call Number: BODE
Characteristics: 248 p


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May 04, 2018

Really good book. I liked the character development and the plot. Exciting book. 4 and a half stars

StratfordLibrary Mar 26, 2018

Blind Date with a Book 2018 comment: "Meant for someone younger..."

Feb 10, 2018

Very interesting. It was hard to stop reading it.

Jun 30, 2017

Well written story that has some truly creepy and original ideas. The main character is interesting and well-developed. I appreciated that the author took the time to give each family member a distinct personality including flaws, and that the relationships were varied and made sense.

May 11, 2015

Excellent book!!! Lots of twists and turns in the plot. Left me wanting more!!!! Can't wait to read the sequel.

Jan 07, 2015

Great book. There's a lot of fast-pace action, but the book itself is a bit dark in tone. However, still a great read!

Jun 30, 2014

I Loved this book!

Jun 29, 2013

during the whole book i was just thinking, like Eli's family are pshyco what ill liked about there family though was those kids like Quinn and the other kids

Sep 08, 2012

One great thing about this book is it makes you think about what it would be like to be in Eli's position. Trapped under ground not being able to leave. Its a great read and i highly recommend it.

Aug 13, 2012

I had to do this book for a book report. I first was like, 'Oh, this book is going to be horrible.' But as I got into the book, it really was one of the best books I've read.

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Aug 09, 2017

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Mar 21, 2015

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Mar 21, 2015

May be a bit disturbing to some. Maybe more so for adults.

Apr 17, 2011

Eli Yanakakis is an average young boy on vacation with his billionaire dad, Rex Yanakakis, along with his twin brother, two sisters, his mom, and his grandmother. Then, in a few minutes, his life changed forever. A nuclear attack strikes their vacation spot, and nine-year old Eli is forced to flee to a secret and safe place, a compound. There, he finds out that his twin brother did not make it, and that both Eddy and Gram are lost in the nuclear bomb. Here, at the compound, the family must stay for fifteen years, until it is safe to leave.
Six years dread past slowly and painfully. Eli still has not gotten over the death of his twin, and life in the compound begins to be unbearable. Sure, there’s everything you would ever need in it, a library, a gymnasium, a chapel, a greenhouse for food, a living room filled with movies and TV shows, a spa, and each bedroom made especially for its owner. But all of this is reproductions of the real thing, and Eli Yanakakis begins to regret his father’s decisions of keeping his family in this underground home. He finds his brother’s laptop in Eddy’s room, and this discovery led to many more. Turns out, his father was lying all this time, and with a short instant messaging conversation with his dear twin brother, Eli discovers that the world still exists, and the nuclear bomb was nothing but one of his father’s lies.
Now, he is determined to leave this terrible place, and be on earth once more. With the help of his family, Eli uncovered the secret code to the outside, but is stopped by his dad, who turned slightly insane at the fact that his family unappreciated what he tried to do. Rex Yanakakis ordered a helicopter to take his family to another compound, but soon Eddy saves them before their mentally unstable father took it too far, and left their father with the helicopter he planned to take. Though it is not determined whether their father was alive or dead, the family moved on without grief. After all, Rex Yanakakis conquered nothing but trouble for their minds and to themselves. Nothing in the compound proved happiness, and now, Eli and Eddy Yanakakis are ready to face the world once again.

Jun 23, 2010

An amazing story of lies and deceit. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you guessing until the very end!


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