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Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin, Bk 1)
Ender's Game - Ender Wiggin, 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 »
ISBN-13: 9780812513493
ISBN-10: 0812513495
Publication Date: 1/1986
Pages: 357
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin, 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 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
This is one of those books that changes how you look at life, and not just because a trick is being played here in these pages. Ender is a hero for people like me: people who dream of being a hero but can't figure out a way to do it on a great scale.

The two books that follow in the Ender Saga were a letdown, and I have yet to read beyond them. Ender's Game is a penultimate book; why go any further when you've found a book that rates (for me) the elusive ten?
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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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A fantastic book, one that holds up well to our current technological environment, esp when you consider it was written over 20 years ago.

Not only entertaining and engaging but offers a few tips regarding leadership. Not sure if I'll repost as I want to read it again
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Best Sci-Fi book ever!
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Another book that causes the reader to sit back and wonder if the protagonist (Ender Wiggin) is anything like themselvesâ¦even though we're certainly not the super-genius Ender was bred to be, we've all felt alone and isolated at times, the way he does. Combine this with a hard military setting influenced by Heinlein's Starship Troopers, and a prophetic vision of the way "anonymous" personalities on the Internet are affecting our opinions and beginning to have an affect on our society as a whole; it all adds up to an unforgettable classic that will surely be remembered fifty, one hundred, and more years from now.

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