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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.


I'm an educator, mum and wife living in beautiful Victoria, Australia. I make learning resources for passionate, but time-poor, teachers in need of a better work-life balance. I'm a voracious reader, love a good curry, and believe life is always better with chocolate.

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