"Our new world. A world I would soon hate."
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.
©2008 S.A. Bodeen; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"Suspenseful and riveting, this debut novel raises serious issues about what it means to survive." (Kirkus Reviews)
"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)
I rarely find myself rushing back to a book, but this one was short enough that I could get through it in two days commuting to work. I found myself getting out the door just a little bit faster this morning so I could finish it, but had to sneak in the ending at work!
I enjoyed this as an adult, but it would be good for teens as well. The main character is intriguing and leads the listener through a well told story.
5 stars for the story, 4 stars for the narration as it was a bit dead-pan.
The intricacies of the compound itself.
Any book where the main character has to overcome themselves to save everyone else.
I haven't before.
The author's language for the little children is unbelievable. They don't speak like that at that age.
The character development of Eli, the teen protagonist, was excellent along with strong dialogue, surprising plot twists and the fascinating setting in the massive underground compound.
When Eli discovers his twin brother's computer.
Lane is an excellent reader who added punch to this suspenseful story.
I read everything. I don't have much time so audible is perfect for me. My reviews will cover many genres of books. Christian to "Tween"
The end (cliff-hanger)
This would make an interesting movie.
It was a great story considering that the setting really never changes. Very creative.
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