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Bunker 10


Bunker 10

Jimmy Hicks does not lead a normal teenage life. Gifted with extremely high intelligence, Jimmy attracted the attentions of the military. Now he lives in a secret military base hidden deep in a remote forest with a small army of combat soldiers, research personnel and six other super-smart teens. Forced to live, study, eat and coexist with each other, they cannot help but become friends. However, Jimmy is especially interested in Leslie.

Wanting their upcoming date to be special, to take them up to the stars and back, Jimmy uses his super smarts and the talents of his friends to plan an escape route into the forest surrounding the base. It’s not going to be easy, and if they get caught they’ll be in serious, if not treasonous, trouble. But this is important and worth every risk. So, the teens hack into the security system, plant transmitters and computer-generate an imitation of a superior officer, all in the name of love and a bit of fun.

Soon, they realize that their escape plan will also provide an added bonus: a bit of security. One of the teens, Simon, figures out the secrets of time travel! Knowing the military would kill to have the calculations, they decide to sneak a copy out and hide it at the bottom of an old well. Jimmy and Leslie plan to transport it on their way out to the woods. Unfortunately, they never get the chance.

In an isolated, ultra-high security part of the base called Bunker 10, a mega disaster is sparking to life. The scientists accidentally create a mutant hostile gene, and it escapes! May-Rose, the youngest person at the base, becomes infected and will stop at nothing, including military guards fortified with high-tech weapons and her best friends, to pass on the destructive gene to the entire world. Everyone in the base, and a couple of top-secret Special Forces called in to assist, prepare to fight for their lives.

Hold on tight for a non-stop thrill ride as you enter the pages of BUNKER 10. Although J. A. Henderson has written nonfiction and children’s fiction before, this is his first young adult novel, and he sets a high standard in excitement. His book comes complete with complex high-tech ingredients, wild and uninterrupted action, comical characters and multitudes of surprising twists and turns. It does contain some violence, blood and gore, but nothing worse than a PG-rated movie.

Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman on October 1, 2007

Bunker 10
by J. A. Henderson

  • Publication Date: October 1, 2007
  • Genres: Thriller
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • ISBN-10: 0152062408
  • ISBN-13: 9780152062408