Speaker for the Dead, by Orson Scott Card

I read it in two days. I just couldn’t put it down. And I thought Ender’s Game was so good a sequel(ish) could never hold up. I don’t know what to say, other than I enjoyed this, it made me think and I was enthralled. Scientists study a new sentient species, and the two try to understand one another without causing the destruction of one or both.