Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbling on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan…and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.

The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary works of fiction in recent years.

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Bekka rated it ★★★★★ and said, “Wow—this is one fantastic book! Incredible story, but so infused with depth and nuance that it takes on a life of its own. It’s definitely one that will hold up to repeated readings, with new things being discovered with each reading. The ending is completely satisfying! I have no idea how they can possibly put this into a film, but I’m really curious to see now! At any rate, I can’t recommend the book highly enough. This is a fantastic read, and will leave you with much to think about.”

Lorna rated it ★★★★★ and said, “At times it seemed bogged down somewhat with details, but overall I have to give this book 5 stars for character development, theme, language usage and the story. Amazing!”

Cathy rated it ★★★★★.

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