Enders Game, Orson Scott Card

Enders Game (Buy at Amazon)

Enders Game (Buy at Amazon)

The human race faces annihilation.  An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history.  The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program – to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders.  A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster? 

 

I found this book hard to get into, maybe that was the fact I was reading in a really loud room. But it took a quiet place and a clear head to read it. Normally this kind of book explains the world it’s talking about, tells you everything you need to know to understand instantly. And with Enders Game the information is there, you just need to pay attention. I don’t know whether that’s good or bad, it’s just a thing.

Saying that, the writing is really good. I really loved the voice and the characters were amazing. It was so thought out, and different. I found it hard to keep in mind that most of them are younger than me. But I think that was the point.

The storyline was really good, it was clever and interesting. I wouldn’t say it swallowed me, like I do with a lot of books. But it did draw me in. It’s hard to be swallowed by a book it takes effort to understand, but I got more out of it when I was paying attention.

I really enjoyed it, I’m not sure what else to say. It’s complicated and well thought out. I loved the characters, especially Bean and Ender. My friend didn’t like him that much, but there’s something about him, he’s just an interesting character.

 

I give this book          10/10          Something got a ten! Yes, it really is that good. I think it won’t be for some people, but I definitely recommend it. It’s a bit violent, so even though it’s about a child, it is in no way a children’s book.

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