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Bunker 10

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  373 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
At eight o'clock in the evening, 24 December 2007, Pinewood Military Installation exploded. The blast ripped apart acres of forest and devastated the remote highland valley where the base was located. No official cause was given for the incident. Inside Pinewood were 185 male and female personnel--a mixture of scientists and soldiers. There were also seven teenagers. This ...more
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Shell The Belle
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes SyFy and Conspiracy theories
Recommended to Shell The Belle by: Hubby
Four Confusing But Very Intriguing And Well Worth It In The End Stars!


A very good book. Only bad thing though is it is supposed to be aimed at the young teen market, but it is very confusing in places, and although all is explained eventually, I think younger readers would not be able to keep up and would find it too much hard work, to confusing, to remain interested.


Having had a rethink on this, I upgraded my review and my star rating from 3 st
Apr 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a truly amazing book. I think the fact that the kids were very smart allowed them to use strong vocabulary. It is a bit violent, but it is extremely well written. Bunker 10 has a captivating plot, and I'd recommend this to almost anyone 11+ (Because of violence) The tale was very believable. The near end was sad though.

I can't think of a down side to this book, very little bad language, if any that I recall. Great plot, great characters. I was surprised at the betrayal of the guy with t
Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
What a mind-blowing crazy book! The cover is awesome and now I have some awesome inside knowledge of the book to get it in the hands of students. It's like a psycho weird thriller. And, all I can think about is what I trip I just had. I had to read about the author because who would think this stuff up and at least he gave me a little to work with (form the dust jacket): "I wrote Bunker 10 because I love nightmarish situations that suddenly develop from nowhere then escalate in a way readers sim ...more
Kim Ammons (youthbookreview)
Literally cannot get past page 20 because of how awful the dialogue is for one of the characters named "Diddy Dave." He uses some awful attempt at AAVE on the author's part (and the character is white), including such gems as, "That future look Poppins to me," "You chop it up in my hood soundin' like some square? You be S.T. Rugglin!" "May I ax juss what's in it for us?" and "You a salty little scrub, Crooky, know what I'm sayin'?"

I've just got too many good books on my to-read list to "S.T. Rug
Jan 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a awesome book! At the begining of the book it was a little slow and it introduced the characters. During the begining of the book or the rising action two of the characters end up falling in love and they want to escape the Pinewood Base so they can go on a date. There is one problem with that thow, there is really tight security. Towards the middle of the book it starts to get a lot more interesting. The climax of the book would be when the characters of the book put their plan ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Seven teenagers, all of them geniuses, live at the Pinewood Military Installation: the most secretive, state-of-the-art military base hidden in the middle of the woods, along with military personnel and some scientists. We don't know what they're doing there; in fact, they're not so sure they know, either. What we know is that on December 24th, the whole place will explode, and there will be no survivors. Or will there be?

What was the cause of the ex
Karen Ball
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
For all my gamers and fans of the Fox series "24", here's a book set up just that way -- hour by hour, it's the story of the last day at Pinewood Military Installation. Pinewood is a secret base where the military develops secret weapons, virtual training simluations and new battle strategies, using a group of teenage geniuses. Most of the base is built underground, and Bunker 10 is the lowest level, in the most reinforced area of the installation. One of the teens, May-Rose, is being kept there ...more
Alex Rice
Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Nothing seemed out of place, and nothing felt like it was just too much for the story. Everything was woven together extremely well, and I think that the author does a good job at leading the readers on. All of his explanations are realistic, and I was never quite sure which story to believe. The only complaint that I have is that there were too many main characters with. It was easy for me to mix them up at the beginning of the story, especially since there were usually four or five people talk ...more
Jun 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
I had a hard time following some of the technical pieces in this novel and I have no idea if any of them actually parallel true science or are true fiction, but I was in awe when I turned the last page.

In the author bio, Henderson stated that he wrote this because he loves "nightmarish situations that suddenly develop from nowhere and then escalate in a way readers simply don't expect". I found that to be quite true, though I would have liked a definitive answer about the Sherman/Jimmy connecti
Oct 08, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-lit, 2007
When the blurbs for this book say "high-octane thriller" they are NOT kidding! I could hardly put this down and even though I did manage to drift off to sleep last night, I was still dreaming about the action I tried to leave behind in the pages. So I finally woke up and just finished it off in the middle of the night. I HAD to know what was going on that badly. This was a suspenseful, quick read I would definitely recommend to fans of the Alex Rider books, Ender's Game, Maximum Ride, etc. I als ...more
Jan 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Cole Schmidtknecht
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bunker 10 is a book that takes place in 2070. The book is about mentally disabled teenagers that work well in the military. One day one of the solders goes insane and tried to kill everyone in the bunker. He locks down the bunker and attempts to murder anyone who tried to escape. There are 16 people in the bunker all of them are solders. The 16 people realize that its 16 on 1 so they plan an escape plan. "No one gets out alive." is a quote that is repeated multiple times by almost every characte ...more
Jul 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh. I finished this book in a day! It was amazing! Like, when you think you know what's actually happening BAM! Your suddenly clueless and reading so fast to find out what does happen! It is funny, sad and just down right brilliant! It brought me so close to tears from the sadness in it, because you get to know the characters so well, you know what they like, what they don't and everything and you actually get attached to them, truly an amazing book. Gave me shivers! <33
Mar 31, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
An isolated military installation is home to a group of genius level kids. Two of them just want to go on a date. So they arrange a plan. Yet something has happened to one of them deep underground. Some sort of virus. And their plan may cause it to get loose.

this was a really quick fun read that had a few nice twists.
Feb 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: military, time-travel
The Pinewood Military Instillation is going to blow up. We know that, because it happens in the first chapter - and then, the story takes us back in time to discover how we got to that point. And while Pinewood is full of soldiers and contractors, obviously, it is also the home of 7 genius-type children, and the book is told from their point of view.

I cannot decide whether I liked this or not.

I liked the mind-bending nature of it, to a certain point, in a Maxtrix-y, Ender's Game-y sort of way. B
Leni D.
Mar 22, 2009 rated it liked it
VOYA Book Review Code: S, A/YA; 2P; 4Q

For all you “24” fans I have a challenge for you that will involve a bit of math. Now depending on your mathematical skills you can use basic math, algebra, trigonometry, calculus or some other formula that’s above my pay grade, but whatever level of math you decide to use you will find that the final answer will be somewhat apocalyptic!
This is what I came up with: (185 military personel+7 children) / (6hrs x2hrs)-4hrs = Bunker 10. (Get your calculator and
Mar 26, 2008 rated it it was ok
This is a very plot-driven action packed read. If you like this sort of thing, you won't be disappointed. I MUCH prefer character driven books - and this books lacks character. Almost all of the characters lack any sort of distinguishing personality. At best they have gimmicks or schticks that range from unnoticeable to annoying.

I found the portrayal of the token African American character to be unrealistic, awkward, annoying and stereotypical on a "Step 'n' Fetchit" level. He basically spoke a
Stone He
Oct 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nov12
This book is about the last day of the military installment. In Christmas Eve, The children in the installment are celebrating the holidays while the rest of the camp is working as usual. But somehow, the scientist have discovered a virus coming from the children and plan to destroy them. The children then fought back and traveled forward in time to escape from the base.
The reason I choose this book is because that I was trying to find books for the 2012 reading challenge and was searching for
Dec 21, 2009 rated it liked it
An exciting thriller of the don't-know-what's-really-going-on-time-travel-virtual-reality-science-fiction-puzzle variety that kept surprising me until the very end. Three point five stars, if I could. It begins with an academic quote about time travel to the past being impossible, then describes a scene in which 7 teen genuises on a hidden, high security military base hang out for a few moments, until: At 2000 hours on Monday, 24 December 2007, Pinewood Military Installation exploded. The blast ...more
John Moerman
May 06, 2015 rated it liked it
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Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: quarter-2
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Stephanie Bibb
Oct 22, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a decent thriller, with enough twists to keep me interested, though I had a hard time really connecting with or keeping the characters straight. If nothing else, it was a fast-paced read and kept me curious to see how it would turn out, especially with how it begins with everyone in the base as it explodes (consequentially, the most memorable and equally sad moment is the explanation for that scene regarding Simon-- well-played, I thought).

Was it my favorite book? No. But it's also not
I had mixed feelings about this one after reading some of the reviews, but I ended up quite liking it. It is an interesting take on time travel and virtual reality. I liked the twists and turns of the plot. The author says he doesn't like the term "children's books" and describes Bunker 10 as a "dark, adult novel in which the heroes (and some of the villains) just happen to be kids." I would say this is a good book for older teens who like video games. It was a quick read and very action-packed. ...more
Finley Code
Feb 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
This book by J.A Henderson was one of the worst books I have ever read. No offense, it just was not my style. A very short book with a topic that would of been great if it was more detailed and exciting. Instead the author made the topic of time travel very boring and unbelievable. Some of the characters in the book did not fit into the scenes or subject of the book. For example, there was a girl in the book who was a superhuman genius who could use people to fight for her. This only happened af ...more
Jun 12, 2008 rated it it was ok
This was ok- genius kids locked in a military bunker which may or maynot be a computer simulation, with one kid gone mad with the gift of super power voice from some sort of gentic mouse bite-provoked revelation (what that revelation is never explained). There were a few jumps in logic and somethings that made no sense at all/ were never explained- why the main bad person May-Rose went insane, where the bullet in the throat came from, why so many noble deathscenes. Plus I do not like time travel ...more
Jan 21, 2010 added it
The book im currently reading is called bunker 10 by J.A Henderson. I'm not very far far in this book and don't have very much details. My current page is 35. This book is about a teenager named Jimmy Hicks, he gifted with his high intelligence. He lives in a secret military base hidden in a deep in a forset with a small army. Jimmy likes this girl named leslie. Jimmy is planning a special date with him and leslie. He and his friends plan to hack the security system, plant transmitters. Also he ...more
Mar 18, 2009 rated it liked it
A sci-fi thriller involving artificial intelligence and time travel. What happens when you create a simulation computer program that is so realistic that the simulation characters learn and change with each new senario? What if one of the characters becomes so intelligent that they realize she realizes she is a computer generated entity? What if she figures a way to escape in to the real world? This is the premise of Bunker 10. It is an entertaining read if you don't look too closely at the time ...more
Emily Parsons
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was utterly amazing! I loved all of the suspense and unexpected turn of events! This book is a quick read, I read it in 2 hours. The best way to spend 2 hours of my time. I loved all of the characters and their development. J.A. Henderson knows how to write a truly amazing suspense thriller. I would recommend this book for mature 5th grade students and up. It does deal with some hot topic areas such as genetic testing.
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Great plot, awesome twists, liked his idea. BUT the reader is given 2 pages to meet all seven children characters, then one page to meet the special swat team, so the entire book you forget who's who when names are listed. Then he hints at at relations between characters that never get explained. The book just felt like like he wrote a story then only printed the middle chapters. You're just throne right into the middle of a story.
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Bunker 10 by J.A. Henderson

At 8 PM on December 24, 2007, Pinewood Military Installation exploded. The blast ripped apart acres of forest and devastated the remote valley where the base was located. There were no survivors and no official cause was given for the incident. Inside Pinewood were 185 scientists and soldiers. There were also 7 teenagers. This is the story of their last day.

Grades 9-12
Science Fiction, Military
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