The Ender’s Game – The Post-Apocalyptic Superstar

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Title: The Enders Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Blurb (GR): The International Bestseller
THE HUGO AND NEBULA AWARD WINNING NOVEL

Orson Scott Card’s beloved classic Ender’s Game is now a major motion picture.

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.

“Orson Scott Card makes a strong case for being the best writer science fiction has to offer.” —The Houston Post

This movie tie-in edition features cover art from the Summit Entertainment film starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin.

 

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I love this book so much! So much action, so much drama, so much fun!!

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In the future there are aliens threatening to take over the world. In order to fight back, the government leads out armies. But to really defeat dem buggers, they need geniuses. Ender Wiggins is a genius. Normally, the government allows each family have 2 children,  but this time the government decided that The Wiggins should have a third child. Ender was the third child, and because that not “normal”, he’s ridiculed by his brother, and people at school. Now, Ender is chosen to go to Battle School. Kids who will one day help out the army. He is only 6 years old, and this follows his journey through Battle School, and the danger of the real world…

As you can see I always like to leave it at as a cliff-hanger.

This is a real Sci-fi novel! Stephanie Meyer (who wrote The Host) needs to learn from Orson Scott Caro how to write  a real sci-fi. I cannot tell how immensely I enjoyed this book. But this is a review, so I have to do it anyway.

The plot was filled with  so much action, but I really liked how it also showed a gentler side. It explains the hard-ships of a child genius life-story in a post-apocalyptic world. There was a lot of action, and so much feeeels. It shows the importance of  friendship. Shows how much bullying can take its toll on someone. It also shows that the government can be a real dog of the female gender, if you know what I mean.

While the beginning and middle were interesting, the ending was not so great. It was sort of meh, because it was getting boring. It showed the routine of Ender, and not much happened.

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Ender – I really liked his ability to persevere, and there was a lot of character development with him. We watch him go from a sweet innocent child to an impassive 10 year-old.

Valentine – I really didn’t like her because I found her too weak. She fell easily for Peters’ tricks. She sold her brother out for a stupid metal. She says that she loves Ender. Yet during their meetings they both act distant of each other.

Peter I hate him. He is such a jerk, and he like skin squirrels alive. Enough said.

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It was very descriptive, and allowed us to see each characters thinking.

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