Orson Scott Card: Shadow Puppets
This is the 3rd book in the Ender Shadow series, which centers around Bean. I still struggle to bond with Bean, the genetically manipulated child genius - and I was not at all moved by the romance that occurred between him and Petra.
I have one book left in this series to finish. Card’s books are light and easily readable but I haven’t enjoyed them enough to want to read them again.