Do you ever wonder what would happen if several teenage beauty contestants crashed on a seemingly deserted island? This book is about survival: Can a bunch of pretty teenagers work together or will they die trying? Then there are the countless others who are sure the teenagers won’t survive more than a couple of weeks. There are reality show pirates who become shipwrecked and large man-eating snakes.
The Compound is a short novel that tells the intriguing story of fifteen year old Eli and his family living underground to escape nuclear fallout.
I saw an article in the New York Times discussing the 40th anniversary of the publication of Deliverance and decided to give it a try. Although reading it was not always a pleasant experience, I’m not sorry about my decision. I first saw the film years ago, so the plot was not new to me.