Title: Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
If you enjoy books that make you think, that take you on a journey and that refuse to be predictable than this is the book for you. While not specifically a YA novel that doesn’t mean you should overlook Life of Pi. If you enjoy reading and you’re up for a challenge it’s a wonderful book, regardless of age.
Yaan Martel creates a world that comes alive on the page and a protagonist, Pi, who is real, unique and likable. As Pi grew to be a curious young man and then as his world was torn apart by tragedy, I found it impossible not to like and admire him and want him to succeed.
Right from the start the reader is told that this is a story with a happy ending and so, unlike most novels, you are not reading to find out ‘what will happen’ but rather ‘what did happen’. What’s the truth? I won’t tell you. You’ll have to find out yourself.
I encourage you to seek out Life of Pi. It’s a wonderful book and well worth the read.