|Taken from her Goodreads Profile|
I think this is true. A good book can help me reflect on my own shortcomings (or strengths). For example, one of my favorite children's book is Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. I remember reading it and asking myself what I would have done. The main character helps hide a Jewish friend's family. It seemed like such a simple task, and yet it was so dangerous and therefore courageous.
I think the best books dig into our soul a little. They examine the true aspect of humanity and cause us to think if we can live up to the potential of these characters.