My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The first thing you need to know about Orson Scott Card is that you cannot understand the mind of Orson Scott Card. Sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t. You’ll know what I mean if you read the book.
Ender’s Game is about Andrew “Ender” Wiggin. Earth has been through two world wars with an alien race called the “buggers”. They are now preparing for the war to end all wars. Take out the “buggers” before they take care of Earth. In order to prepare for this final battle, an international fleet (I.F.) battle school has been created to train young children to command their fleet of space war ships. These children must have super intelligence, with some aggressive tendencies. The children are chosen by making them wear monitors on the back of their necks in order to determine if they exhibit the leadership qualities needed for battle school. Ender has had a monitor since he was three. Continue reading