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March 3, 2021

Book Review: Heart of Danger

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heart-of-danger-Heart of Danger

Eliot Schrefer
Chicken House Ltd, pb $16.99

Eliot Schrefer has published many books during his career as an author. Eliot Schrefer specialises in young-adult novels and has two adult novels as well.

Heart of Danger is now one of my favourite books of all time; I loved the book from start to finish. I was just blown away by the suspense and detail. It kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through it. Now and then I had to keep reminding myself that nothing bad can happen because I’m only halfway through the book.

The story begins with Sophie’s returning to her home town in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo, for a holiday to visit her mother. Sophie’s parents had split many years ago; ever since then Sophie goes to visit her mum every summer.

While visiting her mother Sophie came across a man selling a bonobo (a type of ape). Sophie decided to buy the bonobo from the man, thinking her mother would approve of this. Sophie then had to become the new mother for this bonobo because he had become quite attached to her.

One month later she then has to go back to USA but refuses to and runs off. She then later hears gunshots and finds herself stuck in the worst situation ever imagined.

Overall I think this is a fantastic read and one of the best books you’ll ever read.

~ Annika Ritchie, Grade 7, Mullumbimby High

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