Book Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Hey, friends! I know it’s been a while, but I start school in two days, and I want to get this book review in before life hits (I will be busy every single day of the week save Mondays and Wednesdays).

So, I just finished this book for summer reading, and it was pretty good. It takes place in the future, and it’s about an abnormally smart six-year-old kid named Andrew Wiggin, known as Ender. Ender is bullied for being something called a Third. Basically, couples are only allowed to have a maximum of two children, and Ender, having two older siblings, is a Third. Someone that wasn’t supposed to be born. He knows that his parents will always bear that burden, despite loving him.

A man named Graff comes by his house trying to recruit him for the battle school, a school that trains children for years for the Third Invasion of the buggers – their biggest enemies – before sending them off to Pre – Command, and then Command.

Ender is good at the games they play – heck, he’s the best – but he’s being treated differently than the other kids. It’s almost as if they’re setting him up to fail, so every time Ender comes out on top, the kids at the school seem to hate him more and more. That’s what they want.

I mean, this is a pretty great book, so if you’re into science fiction I recommend it to you, and I know this is part of a quintet (I don’t really intend on reading the other four), so my opinion after stopping after the first book might be a little warped, but the ending was a little…quick for me, and I don’t understand how four more books could follow it.

I give this book a final 7 out of 10, which is a 14 out of 20 and a 70%.

If anyone who’s read the other four books could tell me that they’re pretty good as well, that would be nice, but for now…I don’t know. The ending seems strangely optimistic.

As always, thank you so much for reading this, I’ll be back soon with another book review in addition to an explanation of how my posting schedule will be for the fall (September – December) during which I will be extremely busy.

Thanks for dealing with me, and I’ll see you soon!

Yellow Eccentricity ❤

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