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Ender's Game (The Ender Saga)
by Orson Scott Card

Published: 2002-07-04
Paperback : 336 pages
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Winer 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 ...
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Winer 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.

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  "ENDER”S GAME by Orson Scott Card"by mistyviolet (see profile) 02/15/14

This young adult book has been out for some time, but I had never read it before. The premise is a child (Ender, age 6) is a genius at war games on the computer and the adults will use him ... (read more)

 
  "enders game"by fratt (see profile) 12/18/13

 
  "Just Didn't Buy It"by rickimc (see profile) 10/28/13

Everyone has told me how awesome this book is, but for me, it was just meh. I wanted it to be more of a mindf*ck than it was. It did have a slight twist, but it really only related to the second to last... (read more)

 
  "Enders game "by c0nn1echung (see profile) 10/21/13

 
  "Mixed Reviews"by kesand66 (see profile) 04/23/13

This book got mixed reviews from our club. The majority of the group loved it, but there were a few who did not like the sic-fi feel to it. It was very interesting how many of the ideas presented in... (read more)

 
  "Ender's Game"by whaagenson (see profile) 10/17/12

This is "youth fiction" for intelligent minds. It is more sophisticated than I anticipated. This is a story of a brilliant child who is trained, molded, and used by the military for the purpose of fighting... (read more)

 
  "Ender's Game"by Kelly321 (see profile) 12/30/11

Science fiction was a new genre to some us in the club, but we gave it a go. We thought young male readers would really like this book, that they would be able to relate to it, especially w... (read more)

 
  "A little bit scary to see how humans"by mpaniaguatej (see profile) 03/11/10

can manipulate others in order to achieve something, no matter what are the individual feelings or their families'. It is more scary when they use physiological manipulation in children. A very different... (read more)

 
  "Very compeling... Card makes you think!"by krisrenae1 (see profile) 02/10/09

Loved this book. I have read it many times. The introduction of kids trying to save the world from an alien enemy really makes you think about the type of society that would ask kids to do this. Raises... (read more)

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