This just MIGHT be the best book I have ever read. At lest the best book i have read in 5 years, beating out "The Hunger...moreHoly BALLS batman.
This just MIGHT be the best book I have ever read. At lest the best book i have read in 5 years, beating out "The Hunger Games" i'm not even lying here.
This book kept me enthralled to the point i lost all track of time, time did not exist for me for a few hours. I read this one straight from page 1 - 245, non-stop. The storyline was interesting and the author did such a good job of pacing in this book! The book is quite a quick read with being less than 300 pages, but the quick pace it is a very well rounded plot with complete characters. The pacing in the book goes from a fast power walk to a all out run for your life the shit just hit the fan, without any fluff or low filler points to speak of.
When i read "The Hunger Games" i was left with and overwhelming feeling of: rage against the machine, stand against powerful government, beware of fancy eyelashes that conceal the devil. and dont f* with Katniss Everdeen
The Compound is more along the lines of: beware of the enemy within ALWAYS trust your instincts in ALL aspects of being human daddy is cray cray one person can change everything going against the status quo just might get you everything you want and when vacationing (if your a big baller) hire security
Both relevant and both necessary.
Where many if not the majority of Dystopian novels follow the formula of war, famine, disease, cray cray science, apocalypse, armageddon etc, this novel is different in the way that the "incident" that they are surviving was imposed upon them in an unusual way.
As i have stated many many times the hunger games is not for kids and most teens, this one could be appropriate for..... um middle teen and adolescence it is creepy and thought provoking but not scary and has about 3 bad words (probably less than this review) (if that bothers you, it clearly doesnt me) but as always you know your child, and what they can take so read it first and you decide from there.
I have read a few reviews about the characters being winey.
HELLO THEIR CHILDREN WITH A CERTIFIABLE CRAY CRAY DAD LIVING UNDERGROUND WITH NO OTHER HUMAN CONTACT of course they are winey
I think this was a GENIUS marketing ploy that worked in the favor of the author, the publishing company and most of all the fans. This was an extremel...moreI think this was a GENIUS marketing ploy that worked in the favor of the author, the publishing company and most of all the fans. This was an extremely short read at 16 pages and furthered the story taking the reader into the mind of FOUR or Tobias, depending on how you roll. It was interesting getting Tobias's take on the infamous scene with Tris, IT helped me understand him even more. Definitely a recommended read.(less)
This is a dramatic and fictionalized account of the true story about a school bombing. The dialogue is crisp and tight. I really felt that the author...moreThis is a dramatic and fictionalized account of the true story about a school bombing. The dialogue is crisp and tight. I really felt that the author made every word count! Every word is important, there is not one line of throw away dialogue in the screenplay.