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