Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
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Description

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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Reviews

  • Ended games

    4
    By Hiwazzup123
    Movie is betterrrrrrrrrrr boi
  • do not support homophobes

    1
    By NUCK YOU!!
    note to self… Research authors before supporting them! Did not realize this guy is a homophobe!
  • Book

    3
    By Levi Boyd is awesomely lol
    The only thing that would have to go back and watch it again I have a great way of saying it is not an issue with a new phone case you want me on Twitter but not as good as a result of my friends are like that you have a great way of saying
  • Sick

    5
    By Bad man 27
    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!🤓
  • Favourite.

    5
    By Richierich303030
    Enders game is easily my favourite book of all time. Since first reading in my early teens, I have read this book more times than any other. A must read.
  • Sci-fi at its best

    5
    By Bouwman
    I saw the movie and realizing there was a book I had to read it. As always the book is better than the movie. There is just more depth, more story, and more TO the story. If you enjoyed the movie READ THE BOOK, it just gives so much more to the story even if you've already watched the movie.
  • Dark

    4
    By Ahaha531
    Somewhat dark for a children's novel. It's absorbing however and a quick read.
  • My favourite book of all time.

    5
    By Eric31415
    I first read this book when I was in grade 8 as a project, and to this day it is still my favourite sci-fi book, or favourite book of any genre for that matter. When I reached the end of the book I trembled at the ending. I am currently re-reading it for the third time (third times the charm, heh) and love how I notice something new each time. Card creates very memorable characters with distinct personalities, and places something in there for readers of all ages. Although some of Cards political views do not align with mine, I respect him for the beautiful series of the EG universe that he has created. I have recommended this book to many of my friends, and all have come back saying that they loved it. Truly a masterpiece.
  • Enders game

    3
    By frsky now
    I found this sci-fi novel to get very repetitive and really drawn out. The constant battle simulations throughout the main body of the book just did not hold my interest-it reminded of what day to day life at any cadet boot-camp would be like-with sparse details on anything other than the video games. I'll not be reading any of Cards other writings-there is not enough time.
  • Extraordinary

    5
    By StelthStrike
    I got this book from my uncle when I was 12, and I started reading. I couldn't stop! This book really fleshes out the characters. Ender's angst, fear, intellect, and the way he understands what the teachers plan is pure genius, I have re read this book 3 times, as well as "Enders in Exile", which is also amazing. I highly recommend this book for anyone!

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