Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 6,278 Ratings

Description

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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Reviews

  • Excellent

    5
    By Former SPS Student
    One of my favorite books to date!
  • Excellent Read

    5
    By @MatchmakerZach
    I read this book because it was on the Marine Corp Commandant’s Read List and couldn’t put it down. It was an excellent read and an easy one as well. I highly recommend it, but be careful. I’d start reading it on a day where you have nothing to do because I got sucked into it and couldn’t put it down.
  • Twisted

    1
    By AddisonGabe
    Why is this book so highly praised? It felt so disturbed to me. Did not enjoy it.
  • One of

    5
    By KLBoates
    One of the all time best SF novels.
  • Massive book with unreal plot

    5
    By Tryko
    I loved this book so much - every time I see a fire ant bed I say “ I am Ender Wiggins” and then I annihilate it.
  • Ender’s Game

    4
    By kansaspam
    Book was original and entertaining.
  • Wow

    5
    By bookworm 3.0
    Wow, this book is fantastic! Full of plot twists! ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS!!!!
  • So Good

    5
    By SmartIsGoodBoi
    10/10 would read again. but seriously this is a great book and good for young adults but it has a slightly large amount of bad words for a child’s book. -PS Eric
  • Wow

    5
    By etiennejude
    I am a 4th grader. A 4th grader that has read many books. A 4th grader who loved this book. A 4th grader that thought this book is amazing. A 4th grader who is gifted an talented.
  • Good book but where are the memes

    1
    By Caliber flagged January
    9/11 might read at 4:20