Author: Yann Martel
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: no, but he has lived there
I have visited: no
I read this book in 2017. Actually - I had read it before that as well - long before I started this blog, but this time I was reading it with my eldest daughter. I enjoyed it even more the second time. It is always fun to watch the reactions of others to a book as well - especially one that has a twist ending that a young girl never saw coming.
This is the story of a young boy from India who is moving with his family to Canada. In Indai, his father owned a zoo, and they are transporting many of the animals that have been sold to Canada. They are on a large ship sailing across the pacific when tragedy strikes and the ship sinks. The lone survivor - Pi - is telling the story to an author who wants to write his story. Pi tells the story of how he spent 277 days on the ocean with a 450 pound Bengal tiger before they hit land in Mexico and were saved. He loses his whole family when that ship sinks, and now as an adult, he recollects his experience with a fantastic story of survival.
This is a great book. I have seen the movie, but have never read it. My eldest daughter - who is 14 - had to read this book for school, so we decided to do it together. I enjoyed that as much as I did the book.
This book is well written. It has funny parts, and the story is truly griping. My daughter was sad when the story ended because it really is a fantastic tale. A must read.