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The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
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Oct 24, 11

really liked it
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Recommended to Ms. Steiger by: 7th Grader

Eli's father is a billionaire. He built the secret underground compound to protect his family in the event of nuclear war. It has everything: movies, video games, clothing, food, heat, light and air.

When the unthinkable happened, Eli and his family barely made it to shelter in time. In fact, Eli's twin brother and his grandma perished in the nuclear holocaust outside. There's nothing left. But Eli and his family have enough supplies to last for 15 years, long enough for the deadly radiation to subside. Which would be bad enough, but after six years underground, they discover that the food supplies are tainted. They don't have enough food and water to survive. Their father comes up with a plan to save them. He calls it "the supplements." It's beyond horrible. Is his father insane?

Eli thinks it might be better to take their chances with the irradiated world outside. That's when he discovers that there's only one door out of the compound. It's locked. His father has the only key--and he's hidden it. What other secrets is this man hiding from his family?

Eli is determined to beat his father and find a way out. But can he do it in time?
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