Life of Pi is by Yann Martel. Pi Patel is the son of an Indian zookeeper. His father decides to move the family to Canada, sells the zoo, and books passage on a ship with several of the animals being sold to North American zoos. When the ship sinks in a storm Pi finds himself the only human survivor alone in a life boat with a tiger, a baboon, a wounded zebra, and a hyena. Once the tiger eats the other animals, is Pi next? An imaginative, sometimes graphic, story of survival and growing up. A wonderful book! A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended book.
Ratings: 11th grade - 10 out of 10 - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence) - P (some profanity).