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By Eliot Schrefer   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545165778 Paperback
288 Pages | 5.26" x 8.03" | Ages 12 & Up

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.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Endangered

National Book Award Finalist

*"[An] intense adventure . . . clearly written from the heart." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The novel tackles tough ethical dilemmas without offering easy answers . . . a poignant and moving story." School Library Journal

"Schrefer creates a vividly realized setting and a harrowing portrait of the chaos of a country at war . . . nature-loving teens will be captivated." Booklist