The Compound is a book full of mystery. Eli takes on challenging events in the bunker. S. A. Bodeen is the author’s name. In the beginning we find out what the setting is right away and it takes place in a nuclear compound. The genre is a suspense/ thriller and Bodeen did a good job showing that. Eli starts to feel something is wrong and now really wants to know what happened outside.
This story is one of the best I have read. I think it is the best because it is so suspenseful and I want to always read. A lot of the events in the book gets progressively better. I think that because everything leads to another problem or solution. I could not put this book down. The characters were very different than I expected. Eli the main character was very curious, about everything. He was the one who effected the whole family’s lives. He wanted to know what the outside was like anyways. Lexie, Eli’s sister, was very depressed and sad. Eli is worried about that and doesn’t know what to do. The weirdest one of the family is the father, and I am sure. He is acting very strange and protective of his office. He is always doing something in that office. He knew the nuclear attack was going to happen and all of this was set up apparently and that is what Eli can’t understand.
The author made me feel like I was actually there with the characters and had to survive the 6 years in a compound. This book was unique because there is not a lot of books about nuclear shelters. I think this the author skipped some of the years of their survival. I think we could have had more of an idea of how they lived every single year. Overall this book is a well written book by S.A Bodeen and I hope to see a lot more in the future.
I would definitely read a book by the same author. I am actually reading the sequel to this book right now. Also I definitely recommend this book to people who like fiction, suspense, or even nuclear war. I think you should read this book if you are interested in one of those things. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars for sure.