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The compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos--and herself--from a violent coup.

The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.

When one girl has to follow her mother to her sancuary for bonobos, she's not thrilled to be there. It's her mother's passion, and she'd rather have nothing to do with it. But when revolution breaks out and their sanctuary is attacked, she must rescue the bonobos and hide in the jungle. Together, they will fight to keep safe, to eat, and to survive.

Eliot Schrefer asks readers what safety means, how one sacrifices to help others, and what it means to be human in this new compelling adventure.

About the Author

Eliot Schrefer is the author of The Deadly Sister, The School for Dangerous Girls, Glamorous Disasters, and The New Kid. He lives in New York City, and has never discovered any bodies. Visit him online at www.eliotschrefer.com.

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Beverly B, July 4, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Endangered is a riveting, realistic, survival, coming-of-age story. The nail-biting suspense is smoothly fused with historical information and beautiful descriptions of the geography of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I really appreciated that author, Eliot Schrefer, did not idealize the efforts to save endangered species or simplify the complex problems in wartorn, poverty ridden Democratic Republic of the Congo. As protagonist Sophie quickly learns, nothing in the Congo ever has a simple solution or a simple cause. A sincere, but foolish, mistake on her first day in the Congo results in Sophie becoming a surrogate mother to a baby bonobo. Sophie did not plan on spending her summer babysitting, and little Otto requires almost 24 hour care. When a violent revolution erupts and the violence finds its way to the sanctuary, Sophie refuses to abandon Otto and evacuate. Soon, Sopohie is all alone surrounded by ruthless soldiers. She is determined to save herself and Otto. Sophie must use the bonobos as her teachers for jungle survival and her instincts to keep them all alive. Her chances of finding anyone to help them or finding a place safe from the violence are grim, but Sophie knows without her the bonobos are doomed. Sophie's commitment is admirable, but very close to suicidal. Luckily, she has Otto, and the other bonobos, as her protectors.
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ISBN:
9780545165761
Author:
Schrefer, Eliot
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Apes and Monkeys
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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