Thursday, 24 July 2014

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet #1)
By Orson Scott Card
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: January 1985
Publisher: Starscape Books
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0765342294

Once Again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a front assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens.
But who?
Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.
Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender's childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. In simulated war games he excels. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game.
Right? (Goodreads)
 *4.5 stars

I loved this book! Unfortunately I went to see the movie before I read the book and I REALLY wish I hadn't, because the major twist at the end was not a surprise to me, and what a twist it is, I mean, I can imagine reading it and being like WOW! This is a very fast paced and interesting book. The idea of leaving the fate of the world up to children is crazy but it worked so well for the story. Ender was in a constant struggle with himself and I really felt for him in everything he was made to do. Ender never wanted to hurt anyone, but sometimes he just had to, it was very interesting getting a glimpse inside of this mind, such complex thoughts for such a young boy.

I definitely recommend this book, and I urge you to read the book before you watch the movie (both are great) because you will enjoy the book so much more in that order!!

4.5/5 Albi Cats!

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