This book is an incredible journey. I was a little put off in the beginning because it started really slow for me. It didn't start picking up for me until Pi was on the boat with the animals. Pi is an incredible character with this calmness and hope a child could possess. I think it was incredible that he was on this boat for over 200 days and never questioned his beliefs and took great thought on how to survive on the boat with a tiger. I liked in the end where he tells another story and tells the reporters to believe what story they want to believe, the other one seemed more realistic, but they chose the tiger story because who doesn't love an animal story. I would recommend this book to everyone it has a great sense of belief and spiritualty, it feels like your meditating.