I finally got the chance to knock off a book that has been on my “To Be Read” list and I’m finally feeling very good about. The book that I finished is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. To be honest this totally different from my usual reading chooses in the science fiction world and something been looking for as well. I also been wanting to read this book for ever and now I’m going to share my thoughts with you.
If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, Ender’s Game is the first book in the Ender’s Quintet series. The book takes place in the far future after the earth was invaded twice by an alien race that everyone referred as the buggers. The turns into a war where the only hope in avoiding another invasion has been place upon a boy named Ender. Ender meets Colonel Graff who enrolls him in Battle School to train as a soldier. There at school that takes place in space. Ender soon finds himself at odds with everyone at the school and forced to combat his fears to get to the top of the school. He gets to place war games where you battle other students at the school and soon goes all the way to command school. He becomes the dream commander to help stop the buggers and win the war.
I thought book was entertaining and fast pace. The book wasn’t short on action and fun witty characters that have funny nicknames. I also felt that Ender was heroic for the way he struggles from the start and fights his way to the top but at the same time I get frustrated for the way he is treated. It’s amazing that a kid so young can be the thing that could save human race. The writing of the book was different from the way you get small close-up scenes from the supporting characters but then go back to focus on Ender’s point of view. The book isn’t short on the plot twist either and I’m sorry to say that this review is spoiler free.
I’m planning on catching the movie and will be reviewing it afterwards to give you the lowdown on the movie how to goes. So stay tuned for that and for now just hit the store check it out and keep on reading.