I Am Still Alive is a YA novel (which I didn't realize until I was well into it) about a girl who's lost everything and has to go live with her estranged father literally in the middle of the wilderness in Canada. There are no roads or cars... only a plane that shows up occasionally to get in and out.
Assassin's Apprentice wasn't riddled with brilliant, beautiful quotes throughout even though it was a well-written story. However, there were a few that struck me. Enough that they deserved their own post. Several were relevant to events in our current times. And a few were relevant to me personally but might speak to you as well.