Riley Backs The compound Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen genre: fiction
"most dads have hobbies like; hunting, fishing, or auto repair. dad's hobby was nuclear war so his sons knew a lot about it" (56).
"...there's still internet aboveground"(96).
"what are you talking about no there's not"(96).
The story starts 6 years in the past with a nuclear war breaking out, with most of the family makes it to the shelter their father Rex made. unfortunately, their brother and grandmother didn't make it to the shelter in time.
"here dad help her, " said Eli "thank you"(186).
Now the story is 6 years in the future with there dad having to make a hard decision as the times are getting worse they have to eat their newborn brother and with all of this Eli realizes that there is still internet aboveground.
"we need to leave"(223).
With Eli discovery of internet, he finds out that the world is fine and that everyone thinks most of the family died in a fire so he confronts his father of this and he say's it's all true and he wanted to see how everyone would do.
"how could you, you lied to us"(157).
"it's all true i did lie"(157).
When Eli's mother is having her 4th child Eli brings his father to his mother and while his father is distracted he tries to break out.
When Eli breaks out of the compound he accidentally activates the self-destruct button so Eli went back in to help his family, but his father goes back in for his research and while he's doing this his family runs through the woods and is met by a search party.