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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
by Orson Scott Card | Children's Books
Registered by wingReleannawing of Wien Bezirk 23 - Liesing, Wien Austria on 12/8/2013
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Jannike): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingReleannawing from Wien Bezirk 23 - Liesing, Wien Austria on Sunday, December 08, 2013

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Intense is the word for Ender's Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses -- and then training them in the arts of war... The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of 'games'... Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games... He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet? 


Journal Entry 2 by wingReleannawing at RABCK, Christmas -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, December 08, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (12/12/2013 UTC) at RABCK, Christmas -- Controlled Releases

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Merry Christmas! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, January 06, 2014

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OMG, the wishlist book that's almost impossible to get and no secondhand shop ever has it and..*swoon* Dear Releanna, you have made me a very happy puppy! Yay! I can't wait to step into Ender's world... Thank you, thank you, thank you! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingpippiswing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Friday, March 20, 2015

8 out of 10

Years ago, I met a person who felt that Ender's Game was worth a Nobel and should be made an obligatory read for all school kids. I got the impression the book was profound and the most emotional read ever. Well..perhaps I should have first read Ender's Game at a younger age to totally agree. I did enjoy the book and read it at a really fast pace, but I was left to wait for something more heartfelt or intellectually challenging or..just something. What was somewhat distracting, was the very adult stance Ender had on life and everything thrown his way. He might have been a genious, but to me he was too much of a bitter/pessimistic/cynical person for a six year old. I couldn't think of him as a child throughout the book! To me, it felt like there had to be a build-up to the story, that Ender's time would soon run out and thence he'd have to start way too young...
Sadly though, child soldiers are used in battles in reality and the reasons for using them are just as unscrupulous as in the book. Web is used to spread altered truth, disinformation and mistrust...scary as any! I might have to read other books in the series if I come across with them... 


Journal Entry 5 by wingpippiswing at Victoria, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (4/8/2015 UTC) at Victoria, Greater London United Kingdom

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Off to a new keen reader! 


Journal Entry 6 by winglunaciawing at Victoria, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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pippis handed this book over to me when we met up for breakfast at Victoria station this morning! I have been wanting to read this book, so thank you so much! :-D 


Journal Entry 7 by winglunaciawing at St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, August 07, 2018

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After having heard many good things about this book, I was excited to read it. It did, fortunately, not disappoint. It was a great and interesting read! Scary how easy it is to manipulate children...  


Journal Entry 8 by winglunaciawing at Oslo Visitor Centre in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, August 09, 2018

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Released 2 mos ago (8/9/2018 UTC) at Oslo Visitor Centre in Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway

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The summer is over, and I now have a pile of books that want to continue their journey!

I will bring this book to the Bookcrossing meetup today, and if nobody wants it, I'll leave it in the shelves at Oslo Visitor Centre. 


Journal Entry 9 by Jannike at -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, August 10, 2018

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The book is safe with me - I brought it home from the BookCrossing meetup. It will however probably take some time before I get to read it, as I have a tendency to bring books home faster than I manage to read them.  


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