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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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One of these items ships sooner than the other. To view it, click here. 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.

July Endangered by Eliot Schrefer 8 23 Sep 28, In any case, Endangered, rose above itself: When a violent revolution erupts and the violence finds its way to the sanctuary, Sophie refuses to abandon Otto and evacuate. Is it human to give up your life for an animals? View all 3 comments. I was very int This is a YA book for mature endanfered who don’t flinch from reading about horrific violence against animals and human beings.

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Apr 12, Jenniferpawlik rated it it was amazing. The end of the book also jumped remarkably quickly from Sophie being a young teenager to all of a sudden going to college and then suddently being engaged with no real mention of her fiance or anything that had happened in between.

This book is awesome. I worried about them, cheered for them, cried for them. This doesn’t mean that the author skips the ugliness of war; just that the violence occurs endangeered versus a graphic description of someone being killed.


This relationship between a peace-loving ape and its surrogate mother, and this growing bond, are the focus of the narrative against the backdrop of the typical violence, fear, violation and desperation that a corrupt, weakened war-torn nation brings. She essentially falls in love with a bonobo and goes out of her way to protect him, while putting herself in extreme danger.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. When the sanctuary gets attacked and rebels take over, Sophie flees to the forest with the bonobos learning to survive in the wild and trying to reunite with her mother who happened to be in a remote area north of the capital releasing bonobos into the wild.

They cannot get to Sophie, however, because of the fence. It is a land where 5. Mar 15, georgia rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The bonobos are as real as people.

Sophie has come to stay at her mother’s wild animal preserve in the heart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Several close calls including a near rape leave Sophie desperately hoping to find her mother in all the chaos. Return to Book Page.

Unlike chimpanzees, they are a peaceful and matriarchal society. Schrefer screfer crafted a story that is both eye-opening and touching. To see what your friends thought of this book, schrerer sign up.

He barked at the men, buried his head in my chest in fear, barked again, then hid his face away. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

I get it, she loves Otto with all her heart, but really?

To tell a story about a year-old Congolese-A This is a great book in two important ways: To tell a story about a year-old Congolese-American girl trapped in a bonobo sanctuary by a war endangwred in which machetes are used in frighteningly realistic waysand to imagine that this story might be about her survivalis incredibly audacious.


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I love the light it sheds on a region that young readers, myself included, know little about. While some might not like this, it does make it more suitable for young readers who will focus more on the adventures than horrors of war. Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good. After she jumps out of the moving UN van to save Otto from being run over, she runs to the electrified enclosure that the bonobos are kept in.

Endangered (Ape Quartet #1) by Eliot Schrefer

All of that is enhanced by brilliant line writing, it’s true. This book is about bonobos. Endanbered it possible to survive a war without being corrupted by it?

I found the relationship between Sophie and Otto to be very compelling as I read quickly to find out what would happen endangere them. I thought it might be dealt with after the ordeal but the author skips ahead about four years.

The setting was compelling, the characters both human and primate were exceptionally well drawn, and the storyline was absolutely riveting.

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