- Published: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 264 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 900
- Bonobo -- Fiction.
- Apes -- Fiction.
- Animal sanctuaries -- Fiction.
- Wildlife rescue -- Fiction.
- Divorce -- Fiction.
- Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
- Blacks -- Fiction. -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction.
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Call number: Teen Fiction
Sophie is not happy to be back in the Congo for the summer, but when she rescues an abused baby bonobo she becomes more involved in her mother's sanctuary--and when fighting breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, it is up to Sophie to rescue the apes and somehow survive in the jungle.
It is still worth reading - especially for teens - and the details about our closest relatives among the primates are amazing. I just wouldn't give this to a younger or particularly senstive child....however, if your kid can handle the violence in "The Hunger Games", they can probably handle this. The problem is that Hunger Games is so science-fiction-y, while this is not. The civil war in "Endangered" is not real, but the machete deaths, starvation, United Nations evacuations, etc. that take place in this book are all too possibly real, and thus I think pack more of an emotional impact.
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