Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ender's Game Review

So I finally got around to reading Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and man oh man am I glad I did. After all the recommendations over the years I finally listened and sat down and read. It is an intense, fast-paced book set in a futuristic society. The world is preparing for a third invasion of buggers, which are an alien life form, and they need a new commander to lead the army. We are introduced to the main character, Ender who is a "Third". Thirds are the third child born into a family in a world where couples are only allowed two. Ender shows promise of becoming this genius the government is looking for to being the next commander. He gets shipped off to battle school where he is put through rigorous training and is isolated from his peers to reach his full potential. Great character development, intense writing and violent imagery. 5 stars for this book. It was an emotionally exhausting read but extremely satisfying by the end.

Finally uploaded my first review video! Whoo!

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