Profiterole (_profiterole_) wrote,

Wild Life by Keena Roberts

Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs by Keena Roberts was amazing. The daughter of two primatologists, Keena grows up between Africa (Kenya, then Botswana) and the US.

I usually only read fiction, but this autobiography (with a few photos) almost sounds like a novel. Keena spends a good part of her childhood near dangerous animals and survives to tell the tale.

Even though she was born in the US, she faces culture shock every time her family goes back there. Life at school is not easy and she gets bullied (I'm not putting a formal content warning, because she doesn't focus on it, but just know it's there).

The book has no romance, but Keena is into girls. I can't wait to read more from her.

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