Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 9:05 am
When you want a teen book to make you think, read this one.
I love reading teen books, but sometimes I want something without all the love triangles, vampires, zombies and high school drama. Endangered fit the bill perfectly!
Sophie's mother runs a sanctuary for bonobos in the Congo and Sophie, who has been living in the U.S. with her dad, is not overly happy about spending the summer in Africa. Imagine Sophie's surprise when a young, abused bonobo latches onto her and she really begins to care about her mother's work. And imagine her shock when revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, leaving Sophie to fight for her own survival as well as the survival of her bonobo.
Endangered is a very realistic and sometimes brutal look at the plight of those-- both people and animals-- caught up in a war. It makes you think and it makes you want to act as an advocate for change in the world.