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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Visit him online at www. Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog A powerful departure from a world of love triangles, high school drama, and gossip, Endangered is an addictive and emotional read about a girl named Sophie, who is visiting her mother in the Congo during her summer break.

As Sophie struggles to keep herself and her bonobo, Otto, alive, she’s forced to face the consequences of her own actions as well as the horrible results of war. I thought it might be dealt with after the ordeal but the author skips ahead about four years. I can imagine my mouth getting me killed twice a week in a place like that.

Shucks, her mom owns a sanctuary and will be happy, right? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Teens crave mystery, and this book will suit them just fine.

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Other books in the series. Feb 04, Joanna Marple rated it it was amazing. The level of brutality in this wartime book is right on, causing just the right level of fear.


Here is a ellot that we can share with school life science departments. Sophie doesn’t dwell on the deaths of people, she’s too busy trying to survive and she forces traumatic thoughts out of her mind. But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. The nail-biting suspense is smoothly fused with historical information on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and beautiful descriptions of the geography.

I started Endangered schrsfer that: I feel like I shouls have such a clearer picture of Sophie and what kind of person she is, but most of the time she came across as a typical stubborn, impulse decision making teenager. It’s not a book that changed my life now. And oh those bonobos!

I’ve previously recommended Lucy Christopher’s Stolen and Ruta Sepatys’ Between Shades of Grayand I’d say it would definitely appeal to folks who liked both of those. She is biracial, with an Italian American father and Congolese mother, who are divorced. When she was young she saw Congo as a beautiful country full of colors. Safety and friendship and humanity.

Apr 19, Estelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.


This is an excellent blend of fiction and nonfiction. For I followed closely the conflict in Sierra Leone, a place I knew well long ago, and there endangerev many commonalities to what has happened in the DRC; the drugged child-soldiers, the frightened villagers, the many dreadful things that have been reported from both regions are all too familiar to me.


Books by Eliot Schrefer. I highly recommend it, to teens and adults, male and female.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. While the sudden time shift at the very end is thrust upon the reader without warning, the last chapter brought closure for the reader and raised awareness for the emotional intelligence of these incredible creatures.

The torn apart setting of the not so Democratic Republic of the Congo is a place rarely visited in young adult literature, and rarely visited so well. The first pages are jam-packed with so much detail and content, I felt like I had read and in a good way.

Sophie, who grew up in the Congo, has lived for the past six years with her father in the United States. Dec 27, Kate rated it it was amazing. I also very much liked the interview with author Eliot Schrefer at the back of the book.

Possibly one that would make me rock and moan. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. We also have no tail. One of these items ships sooner than the other. By the end, I was completely won over.