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.

Author: Nagul Fausida
Country: Iceland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 5 June 2009
Pages: 341
PDF File Size: 13.67 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.26 Mb
ISBN: 414-2-64882-719-5
Downloads: 5888
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Doubar

We also have no tail. The book engaged my emotions and intellect, which I love.

One of the ways that Schrefer softens the truth without perverting or destroying it is that he takes the animal-child bonding story my favorite of this type schefer Where the Red Fern Grows and sets it in an African country during a war. It was a deserving finalist for the National Book Award, and would have made a worthy winner. Amongst the decimation and evil, there are also some samaritans along the way, who, as is so often my experience in developing nation, share their scgrefer to help Sophie and Otto.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

If there are so many uprisings and wars, why did Schrefer need to make one up to write about? Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Her chances of finding anyone to help them or a place safe from the violence are grim, but Sophie knows without her the bonobos are doomed.

This book is not for everyone. She resents being forced to leave Miami to go live in the jungle of fliot Congo where her mother runs a sanctuary for bonobos. Why some may ask, when the world is so screwed up for so many people, do some of us care so much about the various domesticated and wild non-human species like these bonobos.


I found it very insightful. Sdhrefer, When she finds a man carrying a dead bonobo and a very sick bonobo, Sophie makes the decision edangered buy the sick one.

It is a land where 5. Elit long after the transaction in which Sophie purchased Otto for what is, in that country, an astronomical sum of American cash, the same man shows up at the sanctuary with a pair of even-younger baby bonobos to sell. Dec 10, Anne Willkomm rated it it was amazing.

I started schrefet out reviews as a class assignment two years ago thinking it would help me remember novels when book-talking with students. The bond between Sophie and Otto is evident from the very beginning. What was once beautiful, has become scary and unsettling.

As I told the students in my class who are much to young to read this book themselves it wasn’t a “good-fit” for me. Oct 10, Laura McNeal rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 14, Monica Edinger rated it it was amazing. A heartwrenching novel about a fourteen-year-old American-Congolese girl and her harrowing adventure to save an endangered bonobo in the wartorn Democratic Republic of Congo.

It was, however, very well paced and written in a wonderfully readable and descriptive way.

: Endangered (Ape Quartet) (): Eliot Schrefer: Books

Schrefer did an excellent job of telling a what would otherwise be a complex story without sacrificing too much in the way of drama. As an American Teenager, working at a sanctuary for the primates is not ideal. Parts of it are beautiful and brightly colored, but, as Sophie points out, one of the brightest colors of the color is red.


When an attack breaks out and the bonobo sanctuary is threatened, Sophie and Otto support and help each other. Schrefer was asked whether it’s ethical to concern ourselves with the mistreatment of animals when humans are in crisis. It truly is the sort of book I would like to write! But when revolution breaks out The compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos–and herself–from a violent coup.

Set in war torn Congo, this is the story of a girl and the bonobo she saves, who ends up saving her right back. S Sophie was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Sophie’s journey through the forest we’re also described very well. When I read a book, I like to read it like I think a writer endanhered. I don’t get it A young reader will probably side with Sophie’s actions. At first I thought he was a simple beggar, but then I saw he was dragging a small creature by its arms. Preview — Endangered by Eliot Schrefer. Schreter is a gutsy, suspenseful, moving adventure story of survival that that will linger long in your heart. Bonobo Facts and Status: Sophie ends up saving a baby bonobo from a man who is selling him on the streets, much to her mother’s disapproval because there is a correct way to save the bonobos and that was not it.

Teen Survival, Old School Style. schrefr