Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.
Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender’s childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game. Isn’t it?
GBC Review by Sofia S.
Hey GBC! This month’s book is one of my favourites, Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. It is science fiction, which I don’t usually read, but this one turned out to be super engaging. Ender is a genius, and he lives on a future Earth where there are complex politics and children get shipped into space to be trained for battle. It’s kind of morbid, but Ender’s Game is a book that makes you think and question your own morals. I loved this novel because of all the hidden messages and clues, as well as the complicated relationships between each of the characters. I would recommend it to most 13 year olds, but also anyone would be sucked into this dystopian world of aliens and battles and politics.
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