When I read The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks earlier this year, it was one of the most suspenseful YA books I’d ever read. Teen in peril? Edge-of-your-seat? No idea what will happen next? Our hopes repeatedly raised and then dashed to pieces? YES to all of the above.
Give this book to fans of books like What Happened to Cass McBride? or any other realistic fiction that will keep them on edge!
Linus woke up in a place he’d never seen before. It was like an apartment with several rooms, but the more he looked around the more he realized that this was no ordinary apartment. The walls were made out of concrete, and they were painted white. There were no doors or windows leading outside, so he had no idea where he was or even if it was night or day. The only connection between this concrete bunker and the outside world was an elevator. An elevator that went … somewhere …
Linus spent some time exploring his new surroundings. There was a bathroom, kitchen, elevator, and six identical rooms. He thought … why would there be SIX rooms if he was the only person here? And then he wondered if maybe he should expect some company.
Linus also spent some time thinking back on how he got here. He remembered how he stopped to help a blind man who turned out not to be blind at all, a man who drugged and kidnapped him before bringing him to this mysterious place.
Linus doesn’t know it yet, but being kidnapped and brought here against his will isn’t going to be the worst thing that happens to him. He doesn’t know it yet, but his nightmare is just beginning.