October 23, 2009

Friday's for the Guys: The Compound by S. A. Bodeen

Friday's For the Guys!

Everything Friday I highlight books and authors that are ones boys might really enjoy. I'm not saying girls wouldn't read these books, but they are clearly "guy" books. This Friday I'm highlighting:

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

This is a great book! And an awesome one for the guys.  I read it last spring and really enjoyed it.  It hooked me in so much that I was reading it between classes! When my students were working on an assignment I had to resist the urge to sit at my desk and read it.  Why did I like it? Yes the concept of the book is unique but what really kept me going was trying to figure out the truth.  Who did I trust?  Who did I believe? And if the truth was what I thought - then what would they all do?? I had to find out!  It's kind of an unknown book, but I think it deserves more attention. 

Boys - why might you like it? It has some great action, but also keeps your brain thinking.  Just when you"re sure you have it figured out, it changes again and again. These changes happen faster and faster until you're not sure if you believe anyone. And you wonder if the truth will come soon enough. Trust me, you won't be bored. 

From Barnes and Noble:

Eli’s father built the Compound to keep their family safe. Now, they can’t get out. He won’t let them.

Published by: Square Fish, April 2008