Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: Endangered by Eliot SchreferThursday November 21, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
All teens and adults are welcome at this book discussion where we discuss Young Adult Literature. Lauren Rumi. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.
In November we will be discussing Endangered by Eliot Schrefer, a National Book Award finalist. It is 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, theymust 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.
Location: Board Room
to go to the Wallingford Public Library