Pi's family runs the local zoo in Pondicherry, he spends his life among animals. He even decided to take on three different religions. While on a boat to his new life in Canada with his family, he becomes shipwrecked. His family is gone and all he's got left is a zebra, hyena, orangutan, and tiger, and together they sail the Pacific Ocean hoping to be rescued. 227 days out at sea. After the zebra, hyena, and orangutan are dead the only thing that keeps him going is knowing he's sharing his ship with a tiger. I gave this book 3/5 stars, just because it's really hard to get into. It's really interesting, all the things he goes through. And the algae island part is pretty killer, literally!