Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ender's Game

So I did it! I actually read an entire science fiction book! I picked Ender's game b/c a couple people recommended it. It is actually pretty good and has a serious twist at the end (we all love those).

The Earth is under attack and the survival of the human species depends on a military genius who can defeat the alien “buggers.” Recruited for military training, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin’s childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School.

My opinion- It is definitely science fiction, but it is mostly a coming of age/boy trying to find himself kind of book. There are ships and lasers, but the story is very human. It takes place a lot at a boy's military school, so some of the things they call each other and do to each other make the sensitive girly mom in me shudder a little, but it is overall a good read.

1 comment:

Lauren Horsley said...

Yay! I'm so glad you took the challenge and liked this one! If you're feeling adventurous you should try the rest of the series. "Speaker for the dead" is on Stephanie Meyer's "must read" list. Or if you can't stomach aliens on other planets, read the sister-series to this one: "Ender's Shadow". It's told from the perspective of his friend Bean and follows some of the other children's lives as they come back to earth after their time at the Space School.