Ender’s Game

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Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is a classic science fiction novel that a lot of people will love. Ender Wiggin is the main character. Ender lives in a futuristic world where a group of aliens called the Formics invaded Earth and almost colonized the planet. A war was fought. Luckily, Earth won. From that point forward people on Earth began preparing for the next time the Formics may reappear. Ender, a whip-smart kid, is recruited into a special military academy for gifted youngsters. The school is an academy that is training kids to be soldiers… soldier that will annihilate the enemy. Ender is the newest promising recruit. That doesn’t mean the faculty at school treat him better… on the contrary, Ender is put to the test as soon as he enters school. He faces hostile classmates. He faces challenging classes. He faces overwhelming odds.

Ender’s Game is a great science fiction novel. It is engaging and interesting. You can not help but to root for Ender as he grows and changes. You feel Ender’s pain when he is hazed. You feel Ender’s joy when he one ups a bullying classmate. You feel Ender’s glee and sorrow throughout the entire novel.

Ender is an interesting character. He is smarter than other people his age… but he has problems connecting with people at school. The one steadfast connection that he has is his sister. He lives for her e-mails. Sadly, he rarely sees her.

Ender is strong and determined. He faces overwhelming odds at every turn.. Still, winning isn’t easy. Ender manages to make it.

Who should read Ender’s Game? This book is a young adult novel. Kids will love it. Any science fiction fan will love it, too.

Ender’s Game. Pick it up if you’re in the mood for a wild ride.

Yours in the trenches,

Ava Lily Porter

Books that I want to read

There are tons of books you can read out there. Entering a bookstore is like entering a jungle of words… all you have to do is to browse around and pick the best, ripest fruit. So what books (or fruit) am I interested in plucking from the nearby tree? Here it goes…

1. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand

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2. Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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3. Starless by Jacqueline Carey

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4. The Selection by Kiera Cass

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5. All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

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I’ll update you when I have read some of these. I hope they are as good as I hope.

See you next week.

Yours with love,

Ava Lily Porter

The Lightening Thief

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This book was a really fun one to read. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan is a fun, easy, exciting young adult book for anyone interested in the fantasy genre. The Lightening Thief is about a young boy named Percy Jackson. Percy comes from a single parent home–his mom is the only true parent figure in his life. Percy deals with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and other learning disabilities. Things are not easy for him in his everyday life… and things get even crazier when Percy discovers his true identity and destiny.

Percy is a demi-god, a son of the Greek and Roman god, Poseidon. After discovering his true identity and after he encounters his first monsters, Percy is swept away to a place called Camp-Half Blood. Camp Half-Blood is a camp filled with other children of the Greek gods and godesses… other demi-gods. The demi-gods learn, train and fight to get a-hold of their special abilities at Camp. Percy is nervous when he reaches the strange new place but things get better when he meets two friends, the satyr, Grover, and the smart blonde, Annabeth, who join Percy on his adventures.

Destiny comes calling quickly. The Camp’s prophet dictates a prophecy to Percy about his role in future turbulent events. Percy immediately sets out on a quest to find a missing artifact that is so important that its loss can mean the start of World War III. Will Percy achieve what he sets out to do? Well, pick up the book to find out more.

The Lightening Thief is a fun kid’s book about overcoming your obstacles, friendship and facing your destiny head-on. It is a great adventure book that young boys and girls will both enjoy. I highly suggest picking it up for your son or your daughter.