Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ender's Game

Title: Ender's Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Phoenix Rising
Published: 1977

Quick Summary:
Ender's Game takes place in the future. Earth has been attacked twice by aliens and humans have started breeding military geniuses. They train them for war, so that the humans can win the next war. Ender, the main character, is the youngest of three siblings. Both his older siblings weren't quite good enough to be trained, but Ender is. Ender is one of the youngest at training, and yet he's better than them all.

Ender's Game was an amazing book. I was reluctant to start reading this book, because I think it's cover is boring and depressing. However, when I did finally read the book, I loved it. It had suspense, action, mystery and drama. Ender is isolated and ridiculed, and though he isn't always the most friendly boy, by the middle of the book, I was already rooting for him. Card introduces an unfamiliar world, though it's still Earth. I was avidly reading throughout this novel as Ender faced challenge after challenge, becoming smarter and smarter as he went. The whole book had a looming threat of alien invasion, and the book ends with a sudden twist.
Rating: *****

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