Review of:  Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

Reviewed by:  Will


Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is a book full of thrilling suspense and exciting action.  Ender, a genius and strategic young,  is caught in an anxious, bone-dry world that is concerned about another attack by vicious, power hungry aliens called Buggers.  In the first invasion of Earth, the Buggers nearly wiped out humanity, but were stopped by an elite group of fighters.  Ender has been pulled into this vice of a problem and is now training to fight the Buggers.  Ender is training in an amazing facility in space; this place has controllable gravity, and very advanced equipment.  Although Ender is just another student, he immediately shows his teachers exemplary brilliance and is soon moving up on the list of best fighters.  Finally, the Buggers arrive and Ender is put in bone-breaking situations that anyone else would crunch under – fix this sentence – missing some words.  Will Ender be able to rise up under the heavy yoke of the colossal Bugger army?

I absolutely loved this book and couldn’t put it down.  Even myself, someone who enjoys non-fiction, couldn’t stop reading this wonderful book.  Orson Scott Card does a fantastic job at portraying all of the small details of Ender’s death teasing struggle.  Another reason that I enjoyed this book was because of the strategic plans that went into the attack on the Buggers.  Orson again does an amazing job at describing this intricate plan thoroughly. 

I would recommend this book to ages twelve and above.  It is a very complex book with strong language and some disturbing words.  For those of you that are older than twelve, Ender’s Game is a great chance to expand your vocabulary and to read an exceptional book!