Sunday, November 18, 2018

Threatened

I love the idea of this series by Eliot Schrefer: each novel centers around a human's interactions with a great ape. Threatened focuses on chimpanzees, who are far more brutal than the bonobos of Endangered, but I still found myself worrying about them, thanks to their relationship with Luc, our hero.

I'm going to do a GIF review because those are more fun for me right now, and because I am packing up to move to a new country where Elio Schrefer will be the visiting author in my class. So thrilled to learn from him.

This is how I approached the book when I got it through interlibrary loan:

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Was there an adjustment to get used to the narrator Luc, a street child who sets out to rob a professor:

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How I felt when the professor offers to take Luc into the jungle:
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And when something goes wrong:
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What I wished Luc would do when the chimps got aggressive:
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How I felt about Mango and Drummer, two chimps who align themselves with Luc:
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My feelings about the disappearance of one character and the return of another:
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Did I like it as much as Endangered?
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My overall feeling about the book:
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Will I recommend it to students?
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