I just finished the book, Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card. It was just completely fantastic. You must read its companion novel, Ender's Game, before reading this one. Some of the themes that were resonant for me were learning the meaning of love, finding family and where you come from, forming friendships and circles of friends, being resourceful, and becoming a leader. I finished the book while on our trip to Kanab for my family reunion. I'll write about our trip later.