Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, is the story of a boy’s journey and triumph despite incredible odds. Piscine Patel (self dubbed Pi) sets out by freighter with his family who is relocating to America. Along the way Pi’s ship is destroyed. He ends up trapped in a life boat with a handful of wild animals. Pi is forced to live off the sea with only his wits and an old survival manual to guide him. Life of Pi shows us the power of the human mind to overcome, despite the horrors and turmoil inflicted on it.
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