Having finished Life of Pi by Yann Martel, I wanted to share a few more thoughts on it.
If you are unfamiliar with the book, it follows the life of an Indian boy named Pi Patel who gets stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal Tiger who he names Richard Parker. The novel details the trials that Pi goes through being stranded for so long with no food, no safe water to drink and a carnivorous animal in his life boat with him.
When Pi finally gets rescued, he goes through the trials of trying to get people to understand and believe his stories, because he tells them more than one, and finally makes his way out and gets to Canada.
I would say that this book is something that everyone should read at least once.