Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin Saga)

by Orson Scott Card | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0812550706 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 12/17/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 17, 2005
I received this from Titletrader. I actually read this book when I was in high school and realy enjoyed, but I can't remember exactly what it was about so I'm looking forward to reading it again!

From Chapters:
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.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 05, 2014
Ender Wiggin is a young boy who is considered to be Earth's hope at defeating the buggers who, years before, had almost destroyed Earth. Children are now to be trained at a young age to determine if they have what it takes to fight the buggers so that once they return to Earth, defeat is guaranteed. The kids are placed in very stressful situations and due to Ender's promise, the teachers alienate him so that he knows he can't depend on friends or teachers to help him out.

I had read this book as a teenager in high school and remember really enjoying it. I vaguely remembered what had happened so the ending wasn't too much of a surprise for me but getting there was still really enjoyable. I sailed through this book because I was so engaged in what Ender was going through.

I don't think it matters too much if you're not a fan of science fiction, I believe you can still enjoy this book. There are science fiction elements but they aren't the primary focus of the story and they don't overshadow the character development.

I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Las Vegas Airport in -- Airports and planes, Nevada USA on Friday, March 25, 2016

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