Monday, September 10, 2012

Ender's Game Book Review:

 Ender's Game
 By Orson Scott Card
by Tor Science Fiction
Published: July 15th, 1994

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.

This book was definitely something weird and new I have never liked a science fiction book until I read the Ender's Game I have to say that this book was a page turner for me. I had to read this book for my summer reading at first I was just like NO! I don't want to read a science fiction but I did like more than I expected.

First of all I liked the idea of how Ender went to military school at a young age in space. His brother Peter was expressed as pure evil throughout the book. Ender had a strong relationship with his sister Valentine, stronger than the repationship he had with his parents. Ender was taking to military school at the age of 7 and learned all the new skills fast. Peter was jealous of how Ender was chosen to go to military school but he wasn't. So, Peter hated his brother Ender A LOT because of this reason. Ender used to play a mind game who made him have lots of nightmares and feel depressed because he encountered lots of things that had to do with his brother Peter. Ender was always scared to be pure evil like his brother, he always felt bad when he had to fight or get into a battle with someone.

Valentine his sister was a really sweet girl which I adored and will forever be remembered by me because she was  always there for Ender during the good and hard moments during his life. Ender didn't quite fit at the beginning when he was taking to military school but later during the book he got more comfortable but of course also faced some struggles during some moments. The plot of this book was absolutely insane for me because I have never read something like that and the characters were all awesome except Peter which I hated because of his bad attitude towards my "brother" Ender. I loved how Scott wrote this book Yes I did find some of his writing hard to understand! but I got through it because my vocabulary was to complex for his hard words (just at times).

Do I reccommend this book?

Yes I do and I give this book a 4.5 /5

Comment if you have read this book, and if you liked it or anything related to the Ender's Game By Orson Scott


  1. Enders Game has always been one of my favorite books since the day I have first read it. I loved the ending and the only book in all these years to come close to that was Catching Fire from the Hunger Games Series.
    Enders Game was part of the motivation for my second novel "No Rules Of Engagement." Orson Scott Card was never in the military and a true military genius wouldn't be fooled. I've always rated this book 5 out of five, and I have bought and given away more copies of this book to young men who don't read just to get them hooked into a book and reading!

  2. I'm probably in the minority here but I didn't like the book. I didn't even finish it. At some point, it got too exhausting for me to read. I just can't relate well with Ender. Too perfect. From someone so young! But I'm glad you enjoyed this :D

  3. Well not every book is made for everyone to like.. :D

  4. Cute Blog...thanks for stopping by my blog.


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