Looks like Maek is about to be tortured, right? Yeah… This is where our little team had to make the hardest call of the whole story: How much do we stick to reality? Because in reality, poached elephants experience extreme brutality. If you give young readers a glimpse of that reality will you lose them? I don’t know. But I want to tell an honest story about Maek, so we’re going to walk a tightrope here and see how much we can let you know while still (hopefully) keeping you engaged.