Teen Book Discussion January 2011
December 08, 2010
Antioch Branch, January 3 at 6:30 pm. Fantasy, adventure, travel, mystery. What is your favorite genre of book? Come and be a part of our Teen Book Club. Read one book per month, and then come and join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For December, we are reading:
Compound by S. A. Bodeen. Following a nuclear holocaust, nine-year-old Eli and his family race into the underground compound his billionaire father created in this post-apocalyptic novel. The hatch is slammed shut, but without Eli's twin and their grandmother. The family must stay underground for 15 years until the radiation levels are safe. Fast forward six years and Eli is beginning to have some doubts, as do his two sisters and mother. They have trusted their father, but now he is behaving strangely. Eli believes that his father created the entire scenario as some kind of sick hoax, right down to cloning and creating human babies, the "Supplements", who might actually be needed someday as a food supply. Repulsed and frightened, Eli teams with his sisters, his mother, and the Supplements in a race to discover what is really going on, what happened that fateful night, and how to escape the powerful madman who has them trapped. Suspense galore, fraught with tension, anger, and a gamut of powerful emotions, the fast-moving plot will grip listeners and leave room for a sequel. It's a Truman and Gateway Awards nominee. Copies of the novel are available at the library. Snacks provided for the discussion. Check out the book trailer at Compound trailer.