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22 February 2013

'Life of Pi' by Yann Martel

Guest blogger SecretZoe (age 13)

So, I have recently finished reading Life of Pi. My first reaction when finishing the book was WOW just WOW. The reason I felt this was because it was such an amazing story that it left me shell shocked. Just to give you an idea about Life of Pi, this story is about Piscine Patel a very religious young man who has studied and practiced many different religions, he had grown up in a zoo because his father was the zoo director. When the whole zoo is being moved to Canada via ship, the ship sinks in the middle of the pacific, Piscine also known as Pi (pronounced pie) finds himself the sole survivor of the ship along with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a tiger?

When he is on a life boat with a zebra that has broken legs a hyena who is foul and an orangutan that seems scared witless he thinks himself lucky since when getting on the lifeboat he had a close encounter with the ferocious tiger named Richard Parker. He however does not know what danger sleeps a few centimeters below him under the trampoline. After the hyena has killed both zebra and orangutan, Richard Parker shows himself to eat the hyena. This is no book for weak stomachs; lots of blood and guts are included. Me being a teen this book was amazing to me due to the fact that it wasn't only fun but also made my brain work to figure out what was going on.

This book, to me, at first was quite boring because it had over 16 chapters of background story but once I really got into it it was just astounding, I give this book a 10/10, and categorize it for grownups or for teens who need a challenging book (but only if a lot of other books are getting easy).

Yann Martel 
ISBN: 9780547848419 


  1. Anonymous09:37

    another good blog entry. I had seen the previews for the movie and that was enough to make me curious about the book. and now your blog entry will get me to buy it next time I am in the bookstore.

  2. Anonymous09:42

    oh wow, just noticed the blog was not written by Miriam. very cool. nice job SecretZoe.

  3. Anonymous11:40

    Thank you for you nice comment,
    it is my first time that I have
    written a blog post so I am happy
    about positive feedback.