Probably one of my top 3 books of the modern era. (I'm not including classics from dead writers). A great narrative tale about a boy stranded on a life-boat with a tiger, after a ship ferrying them across the ocean sinks.
A must read in my opinion! A story which has a fantasy side, combined with a pinch of philosophy and discovery of the human mind functioning in distress situations. One of those rare books that will really surprise you at some point!