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The Compound - by S A Bodeen (Paperback)

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  • S.A. Bodeen's The Compound is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
  • 272 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure
  • Series Name: Compound

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About the Book



Eli's father built the Compound to keep their family safe. Now, they can't get out. He won't let them.



Book Synopsis



S.A. Bodeen's The Compound is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they've become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy. No amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, only his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. 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--really?



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"* A high-wire act of a first novel, a thriller that exerts an ever-tighter grip on readers. . . . 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." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Debut novelist Bodeen effectively builds the claustrophobic suspense with each chapter as readers slowly discover the Compound is not the refuge it seems. Combining elements of Margaret Peterson Haddix's Running Out of Time (1995) and Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (2005), published for adults, this post-apocalyptic thriller will also pique the interest of Nancy Werlin and L.J. Adlington fans." --Booklist

"Suspenseful and riveting, this debut novel raises serious issues about what it means to survive." --Kirkus Reviews




About the Author



S.A. Bodeen is the author of The Gardener and several picture books, including Elizabeti's Doll, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award. The Compound earned her an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly "Flying Start." Bodeen grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Her first friends were cows, which she named after characters in books. From there she went on to be a Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa, and has lived in seven states, as well as a remote Pacific island. She adores books and is a big fan of cheese. She lives in Oregon.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12-18 Years
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action & Adventure
Series Title: Compound
Publisher: Square Fish
Theme: Survival Stories
Format: Paperback
Author: S A Bodeen
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2009
TCIN: 11677987
UPC: 9780312578602
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-2989
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.55 pounds
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
100% would recommend
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Compound

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Frankie - 7 years ago
My students were just as shocked as I was with the ending!
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i really thought this book was great

4 out of 5 stars
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Tanner - 8 years ago
I really liked every thing about this book. Its a book about a family who has an underground compound that they retreat to when the supposed nuclear attack happened. They have to survive in the compound for 15 years while the radiation wears off. I would recommend this book to anyone over 13 that likes mystery. There are some things that I would change though, like at the beginning, its a little slow. Maybe I would've started off the day that they had to retreat to the compound. I think that that would have made it a ton more interesting and have more action than it does the way it is.
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