Wednesday, January 20, 2010
by S. A. Bodeen
New York : Square Fish, 2009, c2008
Eli is only nine-years-old when his father rushes the family into an elaborate underground compound to survive a nuclear attack. Unfortunately his twin brother and his grandmother get left behind. The next six years are monotonous and lonely for young Eli. Suffering the loss of his twin, he withdraws from the rest of the family spending hours in the gym and watching movies. When the food supply starts showing signs of not being able to sustain them, Eli begins wondering about his father. After some startling discoveries, Eli is determined to get his family out of the compound at any cost.
A crazy, crazy book but very engrossing. It literally was a book I couldn't put down. There are some slightly (okay very) twisted things in the book, but don't stop reading because of that. It is all worth it in the end!