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Estelle: Threatened by Eliot Schrefer

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer [ website | tweet ] Publication Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher: Scholastic Pages: 288 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Africa, orphan, adventure, companionship, chimpanzees, tragedy Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: Luc is intrigued by the Professor when he first bumps into him at work. Despite a “misunderstanding”, he takes Luc under his […]

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June 5, 2014 - 8:52 am

Leah - Scholastic is one of my go-to publishers. They know me. Whether I’m in the mood for something light-hearted and fluffy or a humbling story that puts my petty worries into perspective, Scholastic has a book for me.
I have to admit I’ve never heard of either of these books – or even the author! – and now I’m intrigued. Looking through GR, it looks like all of his books are rated pretty high. 🙂 Definitely something I need to check out!

June 3, 2014 - 11:43 pm

Alexa S. - I have yet to read any Schrefer novel, but you make a great case for me to do so in your review! I really do like the fact that his novels sound like nothing I’ve ever read before, and that there’s are animals (in the wild!) involved too. Thanks for always bringing my attention to books like this that might have just gone under the radar without you! <3

June 3, 2014 - 7:50 pm

Amy - I’m so intrigued by this! Books with animals in primary roles sometimes make me super nervous because I’m always deathly afraid that they’ll die, and I don’t handle that well lol. But just reading about Luc’s attachment to the chimps reminds me of Gorillas in the Mist, one of my ultimate tear-jerker movies. (And, you can imagine if you’ve seen it, a big reason why I’m super nervous about Mango and Drummer. Hopefully for no reason whatsoever.) But Africa is one of those settings that I’ve always wanted to see more of in YA; it’s so huge and varied and unknown to me. This book sounds like a great stepping stone to more great books set in Africa!

Estelle’s Shelve It >> 2/3/2013

I’m pretty sure I did a Shelve It last year on Super Bowl Sunday (which fell on my birthday…) Oh my absolute favorite day in the world. Things are so tremendously different this year: new city, new place to live, an iPhone, my husband’s team is not actually playing tonight, and the half time show […]

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February 10, 2013 - 11:11 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I got approved for Someday, Someday, Maybe as well – and I’m so excited to read it. I’ve loved Lauren Graham ever since Gilmore Girls, so I hope I love her as an author, too. 🙂

February 6, 2013 - 11:04 pm

elena - HEY SEXY LAAAADY, please read that in Psy’s voice. Also, I would totally eat chocolate too if it was in my desk. Glad you’re enjoying Wild Awake. HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR BOOKS!!

February 4, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Alexa Y. - I ditched the Super Bowl for Target last night, since I wasn’t particularly rooting for either team. Teehee.

Anyway, I hope you end up liking Unearthly! It really is a great series, and the angel thing is pretty interesting.

February 4, 2013 - 1:18 am

Bookworm1858 - I’m bummed about the Super Bowl outcome 🙁 but don’t really care too much. Looking forward to a great week of reading and hope the same for you 🙂

February 3, 2013 - 11:13 pm

Henry Circle - Three things: 1.) I love Sarah Zarr,too! Sweethearts was sweet and sad. 2) I want your cat. What a big cuddly baby! 3.) You are so pretty! If I looked like you, I would just make a huge banner of my face to put on my blog! lol Great vlog!

February 3, 2013 - 10:16 pm

Cynthia - Ahhhhh… I really hope you like Unearthly. I loooved it, it’s the only angel series I’ve kept up with. Your kitty is the cutest!!! =D

February 3, 2013 - 7:40 pm

VeganYANerds - I don’t get or care about the Super Bowl either, but then I’m an Aussie 😉

And yay, you went with Pepper, such a cute name for her! And I have to deal with Molly trying to knock over my camera each week, too!

Yay for Once Was Lost, I hope you like it. I have one more of Sara’s to read (not including her new release) – How To Save A Life.

HA! I love that you ate the chocolates already 😀 So glad you loved the package and that we’re psychic for sending each other polish + earrings!

The Big Kids’ Table: Holiday Shopping Guide Edition

Friends, I can’t believe I am writing my 12th Big Kids’ Table post right now. When I started up this idea in January, I wanted to open up my reading world to new books, even though I had found a new and lovely home in the young adult genre. For me, it’s always best for […]

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December 12, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Alexa Y. - I am ashamed to admit that I have not read any of the adult titles in this post, even though a bunch of them are on my TBR! I really should remedy that…

December 11, 2012 - 5:26 am

Hemborgwife - You cracked me up about the mom safe books because my grandma loves to read and loves to read Nora Roberts and the like and some of the books she has given me when she was done I was like ummmmmm yeah that was some serious sexy-time going on and I do not want to think my grandma just read this!

December 9, 2012 - 1:17 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (12/9/2012) - […] 2012 YA Book Releases The Big Kids’ Table: Holiday Edition Welcome Caller This is Chloe Themed Gift Pack Review: Kissing Snowflakes by Abby Sher weVerb4: New […]

December 8, 2012 - 8:12 pm

Jess - What a great list. I want to check out The Empty Glass.

December 8, 2012 - 4:55 am

Rebecca @ Reading Wishes - “My mom has always been a fan of romance novels and I keep thinking of books I may want to gift her… but I’m a little uncomfy giving her ones with super sexytimes.” YES. Yes, yes, yes! I TOTALLY get where your coming from. My mum’s the same and loves romance novels and I’m often recommending her titles I think sound good or I’ve heard about through book bloggers who read a bit of Adult like Ginger from Greads. I know there’s sexytimes in all the books she reads but when I’m the one choosing her a book I’m a little cautious and go for more subtle titles that don’t ooze too super sexytimes in the premise and one’s where the covers aren’t of half naked people (although she does like those, I must admit). Thanks for all the great adult recommendations! I think my mum will love all these so I’ll be sure to look into them further. I’ve heard great things about Rainbow Rowell and I know her titles are available at my local library so I think when she’s reading Attachments, I’ll be reading Eleanor & Park – sounds like a plan!

December 8, 2012 - 1:51 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Another great list! Everytime I see you tweet about another Big Kids’ Table post, I always hurry over to see what you’ve recommended. I don’t read nearly enough big kids’ books, but I totally should. And I LOVED your YA picks for the big kids’ table — especially Second Chance Summer. I think the themes in that book will resonate with readers of all ages. Great choices!

December 7, 2012 - 6:56 pm

elena - I’m so glad you enjoyed Attachments so much. I still need to read Saving Ruth, it sounds FANTASTIC! Hooray for Second Chance Summer. 🙂

December 7, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Allison (Allure of Books) - Attachments, City of Women and I’ll Be There are all on my list – sigh. I waaaaant them.

I love LOVE that you feature adult books <3

December 7, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Lisa is Busy Nerding - I LOVE that you share adult titles! You rock my world.

Also thanks for the reminder that I need to get The Empty Glass from the library.

December 7, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Ooh, thanks for the list! I just discovered Susan Mallery this year, and I need to read more of her books. I could see her writing a fantastic Christmas novel.

I heard about Attachments quite a while ago and was hesitant to read it. It sounded like it could be good, but I probably wasn’t going to jump in and actually read it. After reading your thoughts, though, I just might!

Also, YES. I am so glad someone else hates the term “new adult!” I have always wished for more books with that age group, and I love that it is finally becoming recognized as a credible genre. But I can’t stand the name.

December 7, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Tara - How have I only read one of these?!?! I seriously need to read your copy of City of Women stat because it’s borderline ridiculous that I haven’t yet.

December 7, 2012 - 11:53 am

Anna - My sister would pee her pants if she saw this but I’m not going to show her because she will start in on the Harry Potter thing! She was the big sister so when a new book would come out, we’d go out at midnight and get it, but then SHE would get to read it first. I distinctly remember this — Little Sister Syndrome! So the books were our “shared” books and therefore I do not have custody of them and they’re at our parents house wahhh!

Estelle: Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer  [ website | tweet ] Publication Date: October 1, 2012 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 272 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Africa, Congo, mother/daughter relationships, revolution, survival Format read: ARC from NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary:  It’s summer break and Sophie has returned to the Congo, where her mother lives, running a sanctuary for […]

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July 27, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Estelle - It’s present day. 🙂

July 24, 2015 - 3:07 pm

jordan - when does this book take place?

May 29, 2014 - 9:01 am

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer (YA Review) - […] Estelle: Endangered by Eliot Schrefer […]

December 20, 2012 - 9:02 am

Estelle: 2012 End of the Year Survey (Yay!) - […] You Are by J.H. Trumble What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton Stealing Parker by Miranda Kennealy Endangered by Eliot Schrefer Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly […]

December 7, 2012 - 12:02 pm

The Big Kids' Table: Holiday Edition - […] by Eliot Schrefer [ my review] lush setting, solid writing, mothers/daughters, […]

September 30, 2012 - 10:54 pm

October 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] by Eliot Schrefer Amazon | Estelle’s Review Description: The compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos–and […]

September 30, 2012 - 10:07 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (9/30/2012) - […] October is a pricey month for books! So many new releases! A review of Starring Me by Krista McGee. Magan adored Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. Our long distance “Pitch Perfect” date: a movie review + giveaway! A review of Endangered by Eliot Schrefer. […]

September 28, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Kristen - Wow. This sounds fantastic. Definitely different than a lot of stuff out there right now, which is good! Also, comparing it to Bridge to Terabithia is an automatic must check it out for me. Great review!

September 25, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I LOVE that this one sounds so different from anything out there! It will be interesting to see how this particular story unfolds, plus I’d love to learn more about the bonobos. (And of course, the fact that David Levithan gave it a shout out definitely gives me more reason to read it!)

September 25, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Jamie - OK OK OK so this weekend David Levithan totally gave this book a shoutout in his suggestions for books coming out to read and it sounded intriguing! I was just talking to Alexa how I feel like there hasn’t been a lot of talk about this one.

I think this means I am destined to pick it up! I love off the path kind of books!

September 24, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Lisa - Despite your glowing review, I kept thinking mehhhhh.

But then I saw your comparison to Lord of the Flies and Bridge to Terabithia. Both of which I adore so FINE I will add this to my tbr and I have no doubt I will love it as much as you did!

Thanks for giving this book off the beaten path a bit of attention. I like reading reviews for books I haven’t seen around much.