Synopses & Reviews
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.
Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.
When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature.
But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. When an armed revolution breaks out in the country, the sanctuary is attacked, and the two of them must escape unprepared into the jungle. Caught in the crosshairs of a lethal conflict, they must struggle to keep safe, to eat, and to live.
In ENDANGERED, Eliot Schrefer plunges us into a heart-stopping exploration of the things we do to survive, the sacrifices we make to help others, and the tangled geography that ties us all, human and animal, together.
Praise for ENDANGERED:
A 2012 National Book Award Finalist
Winner of the Green Earth Prize
An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults choice
“Dazzling, big-hearted . . . As riveting as the action is, it's the nuanced portraits of the characters, human and ape, that make the story so deeply affecting.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
* “Schrefer spares no detail . . . This drama is clearly written from the heart.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review
“Taut, heart-wrenching.” – THE WASHINGTON POST
“A poignant and moving story.” – SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Praise for THE DEADLY SISTER:
* "Well-drawn characters, realistic dialogue, and suspenseful twists and turns add to the appeal. Teens crave mystery, and this book will suit them just fine." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
"The page-turning action and the potent relationship between the two sisters will keep teens' attention right up to the final confession." -- BOOKLIST
Praise for THE SCHOOL FOR DANGEROUS GIRLS:
"Teens might behave dangerously themselves to get their hands on this page-turner.” -- BOOKLIST
“Gripping, violent and terrifying.” -- KIRKUS REVIEWS
About the Author
Eliot Schrefer is the author of ENDANGERED, THE DEADLY SISTER, THE SCHOOL FOR DANGEROUS GIRLS, GLAMOROUS DISASTERS, and THE NEW KID. He lives in New York City when he is not visiting bonobos in Congo. Visit him online at www.eliotschrefer.com.