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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Life of Pi

skylerhawkins95, December 5, 2011

Pi Patel is an all loving boy when it comes to God. Pi is very special when it comes to his faith, because he not only believes in one faith but three Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. The reason he believes in all 3 of these religions, because as a boy he was pressured into which one to choose. Therefore instead of choosing one, he chose all 3 religions. Not only did Pi love God, but also his mother, father, and brother. His father owned a zoo in India which his family loves and adores, but with the inhumane people that abuse the animals, they have no choice but to move to North America. The Patel family gathered each other up along with the animals, and set sail on a Japanese cargo ship headed to Canada. While on the ship, Pi falls into a deep sleep and wakes up to the ship sinking along with confusing noises. He sleepily goes about the deserted boat trying to find someone. He goes outside to find crew members, and he is instantly thrown onto a lifeboat. Soon enough Pi finds himself with companions on the lifeboat including: a zebra, an orangutan, a zebra, and a humungous Bengal tiger. When the tiger has devoured everything but Pi, he must train the beast and use the survival skills he has learned in his past. The big question is will his survival skills be enough to survive the trials to come? Pi's only chance of surviving is not only training the tiger, but also finding a way to keep the predator away from himself. He will have to learn to fish, make fresh water, and most importantly find land. There is not only a predator on the boat, but also in the unknown waters below him. This novel will keep you intrigued until the very end, and sparks a great fealing of faith in your heart. -Matthew B.
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