Author: Orson Scott Card
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It’s been a long time since I absolutely adored a book. But this one? Ender’s Game? I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put it down and read it quickly and completely. It was brilliantly written and I want to name my third child Ender, should it be a boy (and no, I’m not pregnant).
This is a sci-fi tale set in the future (aren’t they always?) where the military trains genius children to become soldiers. Spending years away from their family in training, they spend most of their days engaging in mock battles in a Battleroom, waiting to grow up and become military leaders in the battle against the Buggers, an alien species that attacked Earth decades before. Ender is the smallest kid, but the biggest genius. He is the one they need to defeat the Buggers.
It’s one of those books that, when you finish, you want to read all over again. I’m not big into sci-fi at all, but this book didn’t read like sci-fi. I have already placed all of the sequels (it’s a 7-book set) on my Amazon wish list and plan on buying them in the future to read. Simply outstanding and it is officially one of my favorite books of all time (joining Jane Eyre and A Prayer for Owen Meany, among others).
Five flashsuits out of five.
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