Author: Gregory Maguire
Finished: December 7, 2011
Format: First Edition
I saw this one at the library and picked it up on a whim having reading Wicked by the same author. I have always been intrigued by his stories and did not hesitate to pick up another one.
Oddly enough, I got this book for Christmas as well so that was very fun!
This short little story is another take on the little match girl story and tells the tale of a boy and his mother trying to survive and how the fight for just one match to cook their food and warm their house becomes a reunion they never expected and creates happiness in the unlikeliest of places.
Cute little story.
*challenges: 11 in 11 reading challenge, 100+ reading challenge, countdown challenge
Title: Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Finished: December 6, 2011
Format: paperback & audiobook
I started this one off on audiobook then when I got closer to the end I picked up my own paperback and finished it off a lot faster.
When a young boy raised working at a family zoo and his family are offered the opportunity of a lifetime traveling across the ocean with some rare animals to join another zoo, the temptation is hard to resist.
But once on the journey Pi, the young boy, finds himself the lone survivor of a sinking ship. The story of Pi and his journey is one that is hard to believe and even at the end one questions which is reality and which is fiction.
A great story! Can’t wait to see how it transforms on film.
*challenges: project fill in the blanks, tbr stack, 11 in 11 reading challenge, 100+ reading challenge, a-z reading challenge, off the shelf, countdown challenge, monthly mixup