After being dragged to "Life of Pi" by my parents, I couldn't have been happier they brought me. Life of Pi turned out to be one of my favorite movies. From action to comedy, from a tiger becoming his best friend to near death, it's a magical story.
It's a gut-wrenching story of a boy named Piscine, or "Pi" who is stranded on a life boat with a dangerous tiger named "Richard Parker". They endure horrific storms, landing on mysterious islands, and starvation. Piscine is a young teenager, just like me. It helped me relate to him as a teenager finding himself.
As a young Indian boy struggles to find what religion he believes in or if he believes in one at all, he is conflicted with the families recent decision. They are moving half-way across the world to Canada along with their 100+ animals from their zoo.
A storm abruptly hits the vessel late at night, and Pi, the main character, ends up in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, a Zebra, Hyena, and a smart Baboon. At this point, Pi is truly forced to think about religion and what he believes in. He comes across many struggles including sharks and a storm in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
One of the New York Times's best seller, Life of Pi by Yann Martel is one of the most captivating novels concerning what it takes in order to survive rather fatal situations. When Pi finds himself stranded with some of his family's most dangerous zoo animals he has to take action (many of which contradict what he has always lived by) in order to survive. With excellent reviews, some that have came from our very own president, Life of Pi is a must read novel.