Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mrs. Ripp reviews Enders Game


A while ago I read somewhere that all fans of science fiction should read "Enders Game” by Orson Scott Card. While I am a huge science fiction and fantasy fan and thus am biased in this book review, this book has become one of my new favorite series. It is a young adult book and is not a hard read at all, although it does boast more than 300 pages. The action grips you right away and never lets up as you get sucked into this utopian world where children are trained to become commanders of the Earth’s fleet to fight aliens. There is violence in this book, however, it is not graphic and not for the sake of having violence but rather to push the storyline. I would recommend this to my more mature readers that like science fiction, so if this sounds like your child, I hope you pick up a copy for them. A for me, I have just ordered the whole series in paperback from Amazon and cannot wait to read what happens next.
Here is an excerpt form Amazon
Intense is the word for Ender’s Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses — and then training them in the arts of war… The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of ‘games’… Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games… He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?

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