Monday, 23 October 2017

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

I’m not quite sure how to describe this without giving away too many spoilers, but this YA book has proven to be VERY popular with the Hastings Library teen book club. Described as Room meets Lord of the Flies by some, and ‘a tamer (but still disturbing) version of ‘Saw’ by another, this is a book that left many readers emotionally invested and, at times, frustrated. It is bleak, it is depressing, and it is masterfully written.

Without giving too much away, the story is told by Linus Weems, a teenager who is captured and imprisoned in a mysterious bunker. Locked in there by himself for days, starving, scared and lonely, until all of a sudden he’s not alone anymore. As more prisoners join him in the bunker, dynamics change, sides are chosen, and all hell breaks loose.

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Catalogue link: The Bunker Diary

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