This young adult novel is aimed at middle school and high school aged students. Based on current events, Endangered is the story of 14 year old Sophie, who spends her summers in the Congo with her mother. In the Congo, Sophie and her mother live in a sanctuary for bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees). Sophie raises a young bonobo orphan and is tested when a rogue militia attacks the sanctuary. With her own mother gone, Sophie must save herself and a group of bonobos from violent onslaught.
Endangered has something for all readers: survival, adventure, animals, family, and heart and soul. But most importantly it honors the literary heritage of Sigurd Olson which is to capture the spirit of humanity's relationship with nature, promote the awareness, preservation, and appreciation of preserving the natural world for future generations. -- Bev Bauer, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin