Life of Pi. Much as the book cover suggests, there's a tiger, and this is the story of a young boy from India who's stranded at sea in a lifeboat with said tiger. Yikes. Some people might mistakenly think that this is about religion, but what it's really about is just that you should believe in something — whether that be God, the world, goodness, or yourself. The end message is that life is filled with possibilities, if you let it be.