Ender Wiggin is just a little boy, but he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. If he can’t find a way to defeat the Buggers, there might not be a world to live on for much longer.
At the age of six, Ender is accepted into Battle School. He is taken from his parents, his sadistic brother, and his loving and protective sister. Valentine is the only thing about home he’ll miss, even knowing he won’t be able to see his family again until he is at least 16-years-old.
Ender is the youngest trainee at Battle School. Instead of being taken care of and nurtured, the school sets him up to be isolated and thrown into situations that push him to the edge of his endurance.
Ender’s intelligence and ability to strategize makes him the most advanced candidate the Battle School has ever seen and he quickly advances through the ranks.
Will Ender be able to save the world? Can he be happy with the life he has been forced to live? Can he handle the pressure everyone puts on him? Will he ever be able to maintain a relationship with another person?
As a reader you can’t help but feel sorry for Ender and it is easy to forget he is just a little boy. Ender’s Game is the first of a series by Orson Scott Card. Personally, while I loved Ender’s Game, I don’t have plans to read the others right now. I don’t want to devote so much time to a series that already contains 9 other books (another is on the way). I have so many books I need/want to read. Plus, a couple of people have told me that Ender’s Game is the best of the series and the others aren’t as good.
Any reactions? What do you guys think? Who out there has read Ender’s Game? Has anyone read the other books in the series? Let us know what you think. Should we read the whole series or not?