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I cried.  My heart aches for not only the bonobo apes of the Congo, but
also for it's people. 16-year-old Sophie is caught in a struggle to
survive when Civil war breaks out in the capital city of Kinshasa.  She
thinks that she will be safe at her mother's bonobo ape sanctuary miles
away, but violence finds you everywhere in a country where neighbors a
take up machetes against other neighbors every time the political
climate shifts.  Sophie learns about navigating within the bonobo
culture and the different villages of the Congo on a trek to reach her
mother.  The tension of her situation along with the need to know what
happens to Otto, Sophie's bonobo ape, keeps you turning the pages as
fast as possible.

— Jessilynn


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.

About the Author

Eliot Schrefer's Endangered and Threatened were named as finalists for the National Book Award. He is also the author of The Deadly Sister, The School for Dangerous Girls, Glamorous Disasters, and The New Kid. He lives in New York City. Visit him online at www.eliotschrefer.com.

Praise For…

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


* "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


"Teens might behave dangerously themselves to get their hands on this page-turner.” -- BOOKLIST

“Gripping, violent and terrifying.” -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545165761
ISBN-10: 0545165768
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 272
Language: English

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