Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card -- A Recommendation -- by Melanie

Another outing for the classic legend of the boy who journeys to the stars to defeat an alien horde and save the human race. Ender Wiggin is Battle School's latest recruit. His teachers reckon he could become a great leader. And they need one. A vast alien force is headed for Earth: its mission, the annihilation of all human life. Ender could be our only hope. But first he must survive the most brutal military training programme in the galaxy... With its explosive storyline, pump-action excitement and hugely engaging central characters, Ender's Game is a sure-fire winner. Orson Scott Card is the multi-award winning and bestselling author of a host of groundbreaking SF novels, and his storytelling acumen is well to the fore here.


  1. Don't let your opinion be swayed by the sci-fi genre and apparent youthfulness of this book. It is by no means a children's book,and is by far one of the best books I have ever read, sci-fi or otherwise. If you are biased against the book for any of these reasons, I can only beg you to give it a chance, and promise you that you will not be disappointed.

    With that said, "Ender's Game" is a book about gifted children who are being trained to save the world from an attack by the buggers, an alien race who have attacked the Earth on two occasions, nearly wiping out the human race. The book is a journey, along with young Ender, who is sent off to battle school at age 6. Like any child, his biggest concern is learning to fit in with his new classmates and showing himself to be a leader despite his age.

    I also highly recommend reading the paralleling trilogy beginning with "Ender's Shadow" which tells the same story from the perspective of another character.

  2. I also agree with you and think Enders game was an AMAZING read!!! I loved the book and I actually have some great quotes from it. I read it once in college, but jsut recently reread it 2 months, and wow what a difference age makes in understand, comprehending, and "getting" new views of the book!!!! I thouroughly enjoyed it!!!!


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