With her mom’s help, Sophie begins nursing the little ape, Otto, back to health and decides to stay at sanctuary while her mom goes home for the night. Before her mother can return, armed revolution breads out and the sanctuary is attacked. The rebels are ruthless and many are killed as they settle into the compound. Sophie and Otto were outside the compound when the strike occurred and are able to escape.
The journey to find her mother in a war torn country, while keeping herself and Otto safe, is a harrowing one. Schrefer has done his research and the fascinating picture of the bonobos (with whom we share over 98% of the same DNA) who Sophie joins in the jungle in order to survive is accurate and engrossing.
This tale of survival and animal and human connection will touch your heart.
Survival, animals, fast paced, adventure