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The Fallout (The Compound #2)

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,064 Ratings  ·  310 Reviews
In this long-awaited sequel to The Compound, Eli and his family can run but they can't hide.

After barely escaping from the compound where Eli’s dad kept his family for six years, they’re learning to acclimate to “normal” life—whatever that is for them. It seems like the entire world wants to know what happened to this high profile family.

Slowly they begin to make their way
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Feiwel & Friends
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Dec 24, 2015 Tyler rated it it was ok
Hmm. This was a weird book. Pretty similar to the first one in the series. Just average characters and writing, but really good pacing and suspense. It was the end that was crazy. Just so farfetched and hard to believe. Drops it from a 3 to a 2 star. This series was entertaining but not much else.
Lindsey Lynn
Jan 20, 2016 Lindsey Lynn rated it really liked it
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Sep 17, 2015 Melanie rated it it was ok
This was a bit disappointing. I was interested in reading more about the characters in the first book and see how they are adjusting to their new life and the emotional abuse they faced for all those years.

However, this book took a bit of a turn into the sci-fi realm. The first book was all about being stuck in the Compound and them trying to get out--a pretty standard thriller story set in the real world. What happened to them isn't something completely out of the realm of reality as there are
Aug 24, 2013 Suzanne rated it it was ok
Shelves: for-slj
Full disclosure: I didn't read The Compound (The Compound, #1) by S.A. Bodeen, but it sounds like a nice quick pick for readers that don't ask a lot of pesky questions. I checked out a copy to have with me while reading this one, but after skimming a few summaries and reviews--and really, I think I might have read the first 50 pages or so of the first book 2-3 years ago, but didn't care to finish--I was fine to plunge ahead and see what the author was trying to do here. Ultimately, I'm not sure what she was going for. It's been longer than ...more
Dec 07, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Eli and his family have escaped their underground prision. Now they have to adjust to life back above ground. Only they people think they are freaks. Also there is the issue of who runs the company that Eli's father was in charge of prior to his death. Currently it is run by Phil who was Eli's father's right hand man. He is evil like Eli's father. Eli and his twin brother are suppose to run the company but Phil will not give up control. In addition, as Eli adjusts to his new life, he discovers t ...more
Taylor Verboven
Nov 02, 2014 Taylor Verboven rated it really liked it
Eli and his family barley escaped the Compound, where they were being kept prisoner by their own father, who they thought died in the explosion of the Compound. After they get out, they must try to get used to living a normal life, but with the media surrounding their house it will be difficult. After a while they finally start getting out of the house but Eli can't stop feeling like they are being watched and Eddy's sketchy friend, Tony, doesn't make matters any better. Eli is also finding out ...more
Stephanie Jolly
Feb 06, 2014 Stephanie Jolly rated it really liked it
Oh how I've waited for this book. I read Compound years and years ago; ranted and raved about it to my friends and family, read it again for book discussion in school with two of my closest friends. I'm happy to say that neither of them were very fond of reading, but after reading the Compound, one of them found their love of reading. The other... well... I'm still working on him! For that same discussion, my mom had to read the book and lead the talk. She liked the story, but it made her angry ...more
Zare Derounian
Dec 16, 2015 Zare Derounian rated it it was ok
Shelves: the-bookshelf
The fallout

I read the fallout by S.A bodeen
this book was the sequel to the compound, were the billionaire father of a family stages a fake apocalypse, and forces his family too like in a gantic compound underground for six years believing that they were the only survivors of a nuclear war. In the fallout, the book takes place above the ground. The dad died in the last book, and with all the wealth that he left behind, the family tries to start again, but the legacy that the father left behind,
Nov 17, 2013 Justin rated it it was amazing
Background Information: Fallout picks up where The Compound left off. The Yanakakis family minus dad has just gotten out of an underground shelter named The Compound, and are slowly re-integrating themselves back into society. They have been trapped in The Compound by Rex Yanakakis, their dad for the past six years, and Eddy and Gram were the only ones left outside.
Yachts, mansions, VIP treatment, welcome to the life of Eli Yanakakis. Son of self-made Billionaire Rex Yanakakis, founder of
Wyatt Packard
Sep 29, 2013 Wyatt Packard rated it liked it
I was intrigued when I heard the sequel to The Compound was being released. I was also more than a bit surprised as, at no point, did I think The Compound needed a second book. There may have been some small foreshadowing at the end of the first book, as to whether the dad died in the explosion of the compound, but I honestly didn't think the author would bother as most everything was pretty self contained. After reading I would have to say my original thoughts were right on the money.

It has bee
Sep 22, 2013 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: youngadult, sci-fi
The Fallout is a book I was surprised to see come out. The previous book, The Compound, came out in 2008 and had a solid, wrapped up ending. Still, I was excited to see what was next in store for Eli and his family. Probably one of the important relationships in this book is between him and his twin brother, who both thought each other were dead for 6 years. Eli and the rest of his family was in the Compound, his father telling them the world had ended. Dealing with the awful things that happen ...more
Jun 23, 2014 Joshua rated it liked it
I loved the Compound, and have enjoyed her other books but this one did not meet my expectations... I wish Eddy was the main character as Eli is kind of unlikable at times... The book crawled then shot forward and was too long... The ending was telegraphed and frankly was less interesting than the first book.

Still an entertaining and at times nervewracking read but not the revolution that Fallout could have been and Compound was...

3.25 stars... Though at times it shot up to 4, but that ending br
Maris Taylor
Nov 18, 2014 Maris Taylor rated it it was amazing
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Jan 09, 2015 Kayley rated it it was amazing
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Nov 27, 2013 Melissapalmer404 rated it it was amazing
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The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen

This book is a sequel to The Compound. In that book, a father moves his family underground, telling them they have to live in the bunker because a nuclear attack occurred (it hadn't). This book picks up right where The Compound ends and the family, minus Dad, are trying to readjust to life above ground, with varying levels of success. This book is full of action and I read it in one sitting. Bodeen is fast becoming one of my favorite authors, as I l
Feb 17, 2015 Joey rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
The coolest thing about this book is that S.A. Bodeen never intended to write a sequel. But her fans begged to find out what happens to the characters--so she sat down and wrote the book to figure it out! I am looking forward to the Skype that Ms. Marrion set up for next week to hear more about her process!
Jayden Gregory
Dec 08, 2015 Jayden Gregory rated it really liked it
This book is about a family with a psycho dad who locked them in a bomb shelter for six years making them think they were being attacked by nuclear bombs, which they weren't. This book is a sequel to Compound which ends when they got out of the shelter. When they finally got out of the shelter, that part of their lives doesn't just go away. They have to find ways to adjust and deal with everyone who wants to know what actually happened in there. They ended up moving away from everyone into a dif ...more
Nov 06, 2015 Trevor rated it it was amazing
This book is a sequel to the book The Compound written by the same author. If you like twists in a story’s plot then this is the book for you. Trying not to spoil it but something happens that was least expected. There is only one thing that I had a problem with. It was that the author put a bunch of boring stuff in the beginning and middle. Then saved the big stuff at the end. The ending included… SPOILER… an explosion which if you read the first book it had that at the end too. How original.

Faiz S.
Sep 29, 2015 Faiz S. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: friend
I recently finished the book THE FALLOUT by S.A. BODEEN. She is a very good author and I like to read her books a lot due to how she shows depth in the story. I would like to read more of her books.

The book FALLOUT is about a family having to stay in a compound and have to not go anywhere. When they come out they have to face a lot of problems such as having to hide their identity and having to sneak wherever they go like going outside and even live carefully when they are at home. They have to
Cydney White
Sep 28, 2015 Cydney White rated it really liked it
The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen is the second book of his series . This book is about them recovering and getting used to the new world that they haven't seen for 6 years, it is told by a 15 year old boy named Eli. Eli and his family were living underground in a place called the compound that was made by their father , who made them all believe that the world was ending and kept up this lie for 6 years in tell Eli and his sister Lexie revolted against their father and got the rest of the family out o ...more
Bianca Lara
Jun 08, 2015 Bianca Lara rated it it was amazing
After all that has happened Eli and his family are now free. Although his father is now missing. Eli and his family now try to gain their normal lives back. Little by little they gain back their normal life. But, with the constant news press and the feeling of someone watching them, it’s hard for the family to move on especially Eli. Eli takes on the challenge to try and find out who is watching them. This path will either be the end of the culprit, or the end of Eli and his family.

I found th
Nick Lopez
Jan 23, 2015 Nick Lopez rated it really liked it
I am reading Fallout by S.A. Bodeen.Fallout is a science fiction book about a family that was loocked down underground for 6 years in a place they liked to call “the Compound”.The family has to try and re adjust to the real world for the time they have been missing.Them missing caused them to be so famous,everyone would like to have a peice of them ,people like Dooms day preppers to The tabloid media.The story mostly takes place at The Compound because the story basically starts with knowing how ...more
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Jun 23, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
The Compound was eerie and beautifully written. It was one of those novels that suck you in and stay with you. I don't often read books more than once, but I did with The Compound just because it was so creepy. I honestly could never recommend The Compound high enough for those that like horror, survival, or even dystopian novels. When I saw The Fallout, I literally shrieked with glee. I was so excited that it frightened my students. I'm so happy that this book didn't let me down, even though it ...more
Johnny Ngo
Jun 16, 2014 Johnny Ngo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
This book was seriously one of the best books that I have read in awhile. i usually don't see these kinds of books anymore or around in the library so I decided to pick up this book and read it for the first time. Starting off reading this book it was actually kind of confusing because I didn't read the books that came before this. Not reading the books before this I didn't know what was happening so I got extremely confused. I tried to do some research on the book but I didn't get much out of i ...more
Apr 06, 2014 Wisteriouswoman rated it it was ok
There was a bit of suspense but I wasn't on the edge of my seat. More like,' Oh no, his brother is missing. Did he get nabbed?'
I'm not a teen so maybe that makes me more picky when the plot isn't that great. I find it tiresome to read how rich the family is and that they can afford anything they want. The relationship between the twin brothers doesn't seem very realistic. The author could have put a lot more into the difficulty of reconnecting with a twin. Its weird how Eli talks about his sibli
Mar 10, 2014 Riley added it
The Fallout by S.A Bodeen was a great book. It really made my mind think extremely hard. This is the kind of book you would need to be wide awake and have you brain turned on and ready to think because it can get confusing at times. I think this book was very well written. The author did an amazing job of tying the begging to the ending which blew your mind. You will never expect what happens in the end. She does a great job of making this a book that is designed so that you really have to think ...more
Mar 07, 2014 19schumacherryan rated it it was amazing
What if you were rich, had just got out of a fallout shelter, and new nothing about the world of today. In "The Fallout" by S.A. Bodeen Eli and his family have been outside of the compound for about a month. They are still getting used to normal life. Eli's dads company now has no one to run it. In his will it wrote that Phil was to be the owner until Eddy, the sole heir to the company. Now they are in a big dispute saying that Eli's mom should be the one to run the company. Meanwhile Eli is try ...more
Savion Pollard
The book i read was really good it had a lot of ups and downs and this book is really have a lot of cliff hangers. And eye lifting and hand raising questions. The book is action pack its about Eli who brakes his family out of a compound they was in for six yeas is determine to find out questions and answer about his father and why he kept them locked out for so many years. After Eli dad died they were to get the lab but that didn't happen there father right hand man got it and Eli knew it was on ...more
In this novel The Fallout I believe the authors main message is to never give up. The author has a twisted, cool way of writing that always makes you want to read more. This takes place in modern Time in the real world and how they are trying to live outside the Compound. After the family (except the dad) escaped their underground prison and try to live their own lives but they must lie to everyone about who they are. This novel is written so it is the twin who was in the compound, Eli's, though ...more
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Also writes as Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen.

Stephanie is the award-winning author of the Elizabeti's Doll series of picture books, as well as several others. Her young adult novels include the award-winning The Compound and The Raft, and her next YA The Detour releases October 2015. The first two volumes of her middle grade series, Shipwreck Island and Lost, are available now.
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