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Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

Title: Life of Pi

Author: Yann Martel

Ease: Challenging

Rating: 5/5

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.

Author:

I'm a writer, reader, wife, mother and lover of chocolate. I write fiction for children and young people, as well as quality content for those who want to create meaningful engagement with their audience. You can see samples of my work at wendyallottwrites.com. I also blog at wendyallott.com, providing advice to young fiction writers.

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