Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Endangered, by Eliot Schrefer
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Survival
Rating: 4/5 stars

The compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos--and herself--from a violent coup.
The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.
When one girl has to follow her mother to her sanctuary for bonobos, she's not thrilled to be there. It's her mother's passion, and she'd rather have nothing to do with it. But when revolution breaks out and their sanctuary is attacked, she must rescue the bonobos and hide in the jungle. Together, they will fight to keep safe, to eat, and to survive.
Eliot Schrefer asks readers what safety means, how one sacrifices to help others, and what it means to be human in this new compelling adventure.


  • I'd never think that a book about a girl surviving in the wild with bonobos would be this good. I mean, apes? Really?
  • From the first page in, I was hooked. It was so good and Otto looked so adorable on the photograph, I just wanted to eat him! (Not in a murder way, the cute way)
  • I loved the plot twist toward the middle of the book. It was so surprising and didn't distract me one bit! The writing and words were so strong, and hooked me in, I didn't want to let go.
  • I read many bad reviews about this book, and I didn't know what to expect. They were all mixed reviews. But overall, it was great, and I need more.

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