Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our Favorite Reads For April: "Ender's Game"

We both liked Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and agree it is one of our favorite reads, not just for April but for the year so far!

Gerard's Review:
I know I'm way late to read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card since it came out years ago. That being said, I thought this book was just AWESOME! For sure my book of the month for April and will rank very high in my books of the year list!

The premise of this book is the government has tabbed Ender to be the next big commander. He is taken away from his family and sent to "Battle School." His brother, Peter, and his sister, Valentine, also play interesting roles in this book.

If you loved Hunger Games and The Maze Runner series, you will love this book too!

Karen's Review:

I liked Ender's Game very much too. I'm glad Gerard encouraged me to read it! Ender is just six years old when the government rejected his older brother and sister and took him instead to train to be the commander to fight against the buggers out in space and save the world. Ender is very smart and very endearing. He doesn't want to kill anyone but excels in the battle games. I liked how even though Ender was an "underdog" he was very clever and came out on top when others made things tough for him. The only thing I did not like about it was the ending.

Here's a little teaser for you:
There's only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that's being so good at what you do that they can't ignore you. I told them you were the best. Now you damn well better be.
Taken from p. 35 of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

If you like stories about mind games, leadership, friendship, bullying, military strategy/training or science fiction, you would love this book! Anyone with battle experience I think would identify with Enger. We both highly recommend this one--it's awesome!  No one even gave it less than 4 stars out of 2,835 customer reviews!  That's saying a lot!


BeadedTail said...

That certainly does not look like a book that I would choose to read but your reviews made me want to read it. I'll have to check it out and I'll for sure tell my husband because it sounds like one he would enjoy very much too.

Sharkbytes said...

Sounds like a book I would like a lot! I'll have to watch for it.

Karen and Gerard said...

Beaded Tail: That's great you want to read this--it's really good! I thing both you and your husband will like it!

Sharkbytes: We got it from the library, I would think you could too. It's a fun read!

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