By Eliot Schrefer
A Heartwarming Book For Everyone
Sophie, a teen born in Africa but living in the states, is visiting her mother at her bonobo retreat in Congo. Sophie comes across a young abused bonobo named Otto, which she illegally purchases and nurses back to health. Otto and Sophie go through many adventures to survive a rebel attack of Congo.
Animal Endangerment Education
Endangered teaches readers information about the world's struggle with animal endangerment.
"In Lingala, animal is just the plural form of meat- which tells you a lot about the state of wildlife conservation in Congo" (107).
Endangered Animals - Precious Species - could be Extinct tomorrow...
Theme of Endangered
Motherly Love- A common theme of Endangered is motherly instinct. Sophie and her mother's relationship struggles because they spend so much time apart while Sophie and Otto have a great relationship because of Sophie's motherly instinct.