Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out.
He won't let them.
"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)
2008 Parents' Choice Recommended
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By Lillian on 24-02-18
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I believe the younger generation would find this book very interesting ! I bought this book without checkin category did give low ratings but would rather not rate this book . I am 85 and found no interest in the story line .
Would you ever listen to anything by S. A. Bodeen again?
Believe she writes for teens .
What do you think the narrator could have done better?
Narrator did a fine job
Any additional comments?
I feel this story is a great book just out of my area of interest
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Ana on 08-09-17
Bought this because we were reading it in school, and it's nice to hear it as well as read it. Let me just say, this book takes messed up and brings it to its own whole new level. That is coming from someone who really enjoyed The Hunger Games. I'm appalled that our school would have us read it. If you want to know why it's so messed up you can keep reading for spoilers.
SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT.
The dad is holding the family captive and he's making the mother have kids for the family to get to know but then force them to eat. It is sick.
END OF SPOILERS.
All in all it is well written if you can get passed the grotesque parts of the plot. I did enjoy how relatable Eli is, and how it all ends. I do not fail to see the brilliance embedded in the work. I just found it particularly messed up and hard to get past.
16 of 22 people found this review helpful