Life of Pi
Boy gets stranded on a life boat with a Tiger. Obviously going to be a fabulous story. Skip the first 100 pages, they're really boring.
HOLY CRAP! This series was AMAZING! The last book is BY FAR the best. If you haven't read these then you are insane. Go ahead, let your curiosity get the best of you. You know you want to read them.
Book # 2 in the Twilight Series. Definitely not as good as the first but a great read nonetheless. And yes, it makes you want to read the 3rd.