Endangered: National Book Award Finalist!

Amazing new, Figs!

Eliot Schrefer’s new novel, Endangered, has been nominated for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

Endangered is the story of 15-year-old Sophie, who spends her school year in the U.S. with her dad, and her summers with her mom in the Congo. Her mom runs a bonobo sanctuary and is passionate about the cause. Sophie sort of wishes her mom would focus a little less on bonobos and a little more on her own daughter. When an armed revolution breaks out, Sophie is forced to flee with Otto, a baby bonobo, into the jungle surrounding the sanctuary. Together, Otto and Sophie must fight to survive.

Head on over to Eliot’s profile and congratulate him!

And then read an excerpt of Endangered.

And check out Eliot’s post about his time at a bonobo sanctuary.

And you should definitely enter our Endangeredinspired short story contest. Eliot will be choosing the winner. That means your story will be read by a National Book Award Finalist. We’re not saying it’s a big deal, but it’s kind of a big deal.

Oh yeah, and follow @FigmentFiction on Twitter for a chance to win a copy of the book this Friday, October 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

And because we are justsoexcited, check out this ADORABLE video of baby bonobo!

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