Schrefer (“The Deadly Sister”) presents the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos — and herself — from a violent coup in the Congo. Such is the case in Eliot Schrefer’s dazzling, big-hearted novel “Endangered,” which has been named a National Book Award finalist in the. Schrefer (The Deadly Sister) shines a light on an oft-overlooked part of the world with this intense adventure set in the Democratic Republic of.

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When the electrified fence loses its charge, Sophie must figure out a way to find safety for herself and Otto. A heart wrenching, action packed novel Sophie travels to the Congo, where her mother runs a sanctuary for bonobos.

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Schrefer did an amazing job at describing the pre-war dangers and violence. Two I write books and then, by an astounding stroke of good fortune, someone publishes them.

This move saves her life, as the sanctuary and its workers fall under the combatants’ siege. I write books and then, by an astounding stroke of good fortune, someone publishes them.

As an American Teenager, working at a sanctuary for the primates is not ideal. I remember many years ago, when I was in Uganda, I went on a hike An outstanding book – it gripped me all the way through.

But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. Well written and thoughtful, Endangered provides a heart wrenching and action packed novel that readers of any age will enjoy. Teens crave mystery, and this book will suit them just fine. From National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer comes the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos — and herself — from a violent coup.

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The narrative is gripping from page one and Sophie faces horrific challenges in a credible way as a mature biracial teen with a dependent. The advance reader copy sat on my shelf for months untouched as I assumed it was yet another book offering a simplistic view of Africa, one that focused on the plight of an exotic animal while barely acknowledging the complications of the people who lived around it.


Through the eyes of one young girl, the reader gets a glimpse into the deep-seeded challenges of a conflict-riddled third-world country. Sex is an everyday affair in bonobo society, and is liberally used to create bonds between individuals, as well as for reproduction.

Product details Age Range: The gorillas of Uganda are schrerer treasure and a magnet for tourists and money There’s something a bit timeless about the telling of it, about the girl-and-an-animal element, about the questing-for-safety. Perhaps the most important writing Schrefer does in this book is reinforce the fact that we must understand those whom we hope to help FIRST.

As I told the students in my class who are much to young to read this scheefer themselves it wasn’t a “good-fit” for me. Bonobos, as you can see, are quite like us. I could not put this book down and read it in two days. The Port Chicago She resents being forced to leave Miami to go live in the jungle of the Congo where her mother runs a sanctuary for bonobos.

But at the same time Sophie is just a bit too lucky for the story to be entirely believable. Being a person who loves wildlife and the environment, this book was amazing. I love marshmallows and early twentieth century fiction. Sophie is left on her own with her bonobo, who she refused to leave behind to save herself. I often have students point out a theme or picture detail that I missed or didn’t notice as an adult, while I might point out a theme or detail from my perspective as an adult that they don’t see.


The author does a fantastic job of submerging yourself in their world.

It was an exciting read-I recommend it. In a time of war, that is accurate to have happen, but I suppose I thought the grieving time for the main character, Sophie, would be a bit longer and that the recognition of these kind people being mercilessly killed would be greater. It’s about a very courageous fourteen year old girl whose mother runs a sanctuary for bonobo apes in a country in chaos where bonobos are sold on the black market and routinely slaughtered.

People who are obsessed with their lack of power are deranged by it. Two things have come only recently in my career: She is determined to save herself and Otto. Teen Survival, Old School Style. It is extremely difficult to even begin to present to anyone the horrific and complicated conflicts such as what happened in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and the Ivory Coast or the food crises and conflicts in recent years in Somalia and Ethiopia, as well as what is still happening in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


You can smell it and taste it. Being biracial complicates things a bit Congolese mother, white American father as she’s seen as foreign both in America and in the Congo, but she’s learned to deal with that.

Schrefer quickly and effectively gives us a sense of the sanctuary, of Sophie’s mother, the other workers, and the specifics of the bonobos who are the closest of the great apes to humans.