Speaker for the Dead (Ender Book 2), Orson Scott Card
Science Fiction. Speaker for the dead is the sequel to one of my all time favorites, Ender's Game. Speaker for the Dead takes place two thousand years after Ender's Game, and people have come to realize that maybe killing the Buggers wasn't such a great idea. Now people think of Ender as a butcher, instead of a savior. What they don't know is that Ender is still alive, acting as a Speaker of the Dead, a sort of priest that tries to give a perfect summary of the person's life after they die. Ender has survived by going at light speed from planet to planet, where fifteen minutes is a year in the world outside of the spaceship. His quest: to find a place to start a new civilization of Buggers. 12+ for violence.