Source: I offer two words before I begin my review of this one: Read it.
This is one of those gems you would like to have and to keep permanently. This is the kind of book that is timeless and will be enjoyed by your children and their children after.
This is the story of Piscine Molitor Patel. The young Indian boy enforced his name as Pi after getting tired of being called Pissing.
This account of a boy, cast out at sea after the ship which was meant to transport his family and their animals from Pondicherry to Canada sank; is a story not just of survival, but of faith and of love, particularly for life itself, and animals. I have learned much more about human relationships with creatures from the animal kingdom from this book than from any of the National Geographic or Discovery Channel programs I have watched