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Ender's Game (Ender, Bk 1)
Ender's Game - Ender, Bk 1
Author: Orson Scott Card
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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780312853235
ISBN-10: 0312853238
Publication Date: 8/15/1992
Pages: 256
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  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 104 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Ender's Game (Ender, Bk 1) on + 142 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
I read this book when I was 15 years old. I read it again when I was 25 and again at 35. It keeps getting better each time. I will no doubt read it again when I'm 45 and I will get even more from it then. This is a true classic, one which will be read, studied, dissected, and discussed for as long as people care about literature. Though primarily sci-fi, this book transceds genres. And though the hero is merely a child, children and adults will enjoy both the story and the telling. If you haven't read this one, what are you waiting for?
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Helpful Score: 9
While I am a huge sci-fi fan, I am often disappointed by books that have great story lines but hard-to-relate-to protaganists. This book is a joyous exception to that unfortunate trend. Ender is an incredibly empathetic character. That's not to say that the action lags - the story has good pacing and the ending is satisfyingly climatic. Definitely one of those stories you continue to think about days after you've finished. I've already ordered the remaining installments in this series.
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Helpful Score: 6
On EVERYONE's must read list...it does not disappoint. They even do college classes on this book, researching nuances, and sutleties that abound in this account of a lowly unwanted boy that saves the universe, and doesn't even know it.
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Helpful Score: 3
Lucidly written page-turner... In the near future, the Solar System is under attack from a race of insect-like aliens. The solution: select specially gifted children and train them to defend Earth through simulations in the so-called Battle Room. Six-year-old Ender Wiggin has just been selected, but the training is harrowing and uncompromising. Ender might just be humanity's last hope - if he can survive... Interesting look at what it means to be a gifted child, the social and psychological challenges involved in growing up different, as well as an exciting space adventure.
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Helpful Score: 3
In my personal opinion, this book is by far the best in the Ender Series by Orson Scott Card. You will not go wrong by reading this book. Excellent, excellent, excellent!
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Couldn't put this down. A sci-fi classic.
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Way in the future but very much about today and the way we handle our children. Engrossing Sci-Fi, spot on social commentary.
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Although it's meant for younger readers, I fell in love with it when I was 24. A great story about a young hero in a futuristic military world. I plan to read more of this series, but it seems to stand alone as a one-time read.

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