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Book Reviews of Ender's Shadow (Ender)

Ender's Shadow (Ender)
Ender's Shadow - Ender
Author: Orson Scott Card
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ISBN-13: 9780812575712
ISBN-10: 0812575717
Publication Date: 12/15/2000
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 457 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Paperback
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22 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on
Helpful Score: 4
I actually preferred "Ender's Shadow" to the original "Ender's Game". While I relate better to the character of Ender, Bean's experience was far more interesting due to his larger emotional range in comparison.

Anybody who is looking to read this book should be made aware that this isn't just a rehashing of the original book. Card seems to have put a lot of thought into it. What Ender experiences in comparison to Bean is different, despite the fact that they go through the same rigorous training. Bean has a different point of view on it all, since he isn't as innocent as Ender.

This book would probably stand well on its own, if the one has not read the original.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on
Helpful Score: 2
Revisit the best for enders game with a new perspective. I have read the whole ender series and liked Enders Shadow more then any other book in the series, short of the original. The book is so good it ends up being a short read.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Andres "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. Here is the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean--the one who became Ender's right hand, his strategist and his friend. Neat Sci-Fi!
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as Ender's Game, but it's an interesting retelling from Bean's point of view. If you haven't read Ender's Game, read it first and if you don't like it, don't bother.
LizB avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on
Helpful Score: 2
This book was amazing! I picked it up years after reading the original Ender's Game and loved every minute of it. It was a good refresher on the detail of the original story line, but with unexpected twists that were unrevealed from Ender's perspective. A must read if you loved Ender's Game!
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 50 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you loved Enders game you'll love the tale retold from Bean's pov.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable story. Must read this if you've read Ender's Game.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good addition to Card's "Ender" series. If you liked Ender's Game you'll like this. not as stunning but still enjoyable.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you liked Ender's Game, you'll enjoy seeing the story from little Bean's viewpoint. It's at least as good as the original story.
jrw avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 33 more book reviews
The plot is similar to Ender's Game naturally. However, the plot twist in Ender's Game is written plainly in Ender's Shadow, making it have less of an impact. While I did enjoy this book as much as, if not more than, Ender's Game, I would recommend reading Ender's Game first due to the mentioned difference in perspective on the story.
MelissaDuvall avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on
Fans of Ender's Game who couldn't follow with the increasingly (for me anyway) strung out series will love Ender's Shadow. It's a great companion piece to the original, although it doesn't quite have the lingering power of the original.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 6 more book reviews
I really love Orson Scott Card because you really don't know whats going on until you read it. its unpredictable!
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 117 more book reviews
read the rest of this great series first
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 3352 more book reviews
I enjoyed this one more than Ender's Game (and I enjoyed that one a lot). Bean, while supposedly very different than anybody else, is a very effective Everyman.
sadpoetgirl avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 26 more book reviews
excellent! wonderful to go back to bean's character!!! love this book!!!
kiltedfaerie avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 29 more book reviews
Pretty good, a great sequel in the series. Orson Scott Card is an awesome author.
hardtack avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 1836 more book reviews
After I finished "Ender's Game," I was hesitant to read "Ender's Shadow." There was just something about the first book that grated on me. So I put off the second for many months.

I feel "Ender's Shadow" is far better than the first book, the one from Ender's perspective. "Ender's Shadow" is all about leadership, a topic I feel very strongly about. I know that "Ender's Game" is suggested reading in some branches of our military. In my opinion, "Ender's Shadow" should be *required* reading.
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 37 more book reviews
A good followup to Ender's Game... more in the spirit of the first book, unlike the rest of the series.
jasoncavallaro avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 67 more book reviews
Loved it!! Excellent companion book to Ender's Game
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 282 more book reviews
Well done
reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 28 more book reviews
The ENDER series has won numerous S.F. awards. They are all good reads.
minimo avatar reviewed Ender's Shadow (Ender) on + 57 more book reviews
This is the fifth book in the Ender series.
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