Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In) (Ender Quintet Series #1)

Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In) (Ender Quintet Series #1)

by Orson Scott Card
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Ender's Game (Movie Tie-In) (Ender Wiggin Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
vampiregrl123 More than 1 year ago
Disclosure: I am not a philosophy or psychology major, therefor this review is not an in-depth analysis of Ender’s Game. If you are looking for one I would suggest heading over to Good Reads and checking the reviews there. I am also not a science fiction reader. I’m not going to lie; I had to read this book for a Young Adult Literature class at my college and probably would never have picked it up otherwise. Science fiction isn’t a genre I normal reach for at the bookstore. With that being said, I did enjoy this novel. The main character, Ender Wiggins, is a 6-year-old boy. Let me repeat that: Ender is 6-years-old. Remember that. He is a Third (third child), an uncommon child who is looked down upon for simply being born. This book begins with adults trying to decide whether of not he will start training at a military school. Remember what I said earlier? ADULTS are trying to decide whether A 6-YEAR-OLD will go to military school. This made me angry. No 6-year-old should ever be forced to train to fight for the military. I don’t care that this is a work of fiction. He is a baby for goodness sakes! Anyways, the military only wants the most intelligent people to train to fight against an alien race, known as the Buggers (because surprise, surprise: the aliens are giant bugs). Both of his siblings, a brother and sister, have been rejected from the program. This book follows Ender’s journey after he is accepted into the program. Most of the book takes place in space, with little time spent on Earth. I was slightly lost when it came to the science-y language of the novel; especially when Ender was talking about zero gravity in the training missions in the battle box and describing which way was up and down and how he moved around. I felt that Ender was waaaay to smart for a six year old to be figuring out how to maneuver through the missions and beat his “enemies”. I know there are smart children out there but Ender’s intelligence was very unrealistic to me. I don’t want to say too much in case you haven’t had the chance to read the book and would like to. I was entertained while reading this novel. I enjoyed the battle scenes very much. The in-depth detail that was given about them to inform readers how they work was much appreciated. I was really shocked at the ending of the novel. I didn’t see it coming. I haven’t decided whether or not I will continue the series yet. Stay tuned to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! One of my favorite books. I was hooked from beginning to end! I watched the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i ever read. The edition i read had a letter frofrom someone who had read the book. The person who wrote that letter had my smae name and said the Ender thatthought just like them. When i read i thoight or think of things the same way. The only exseption os that well i never killed anyone.  And never wil. But still best book ever!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book.
davis_kat More than 1 year ago
Every time I had heard about the book Ender’s Game everyone had said that it was an awesome book, and I totally agree! I’ll be honest though, the only reason I actually got around to reading this book was because we had an independent reading assignment in my English class. Although it was mandatory that I read a book I didn’t have to choose Ender’s Game and I am very glad I did because I liked the science fiction story line and the hero cycle adventure that occurs throughout the novel. Ender’s Game is a novel by Orson Scott Card set in the future during a war between the people Earth and a highly intelligent alien race called Bugger’s. After losing many commanders in the previous war against the Bugger’s, Earths military leaders set up a school in space where they train kids from a very young age to be commanders. The main character of the book, Ender Wiggin, is a six year-old boy who is taken away from his home and his family to go train to become a commander. Throughout the novel Ender is faced with many issues such as anger, self-doubt, deception, and way too much pressure; these issues all play a role in how Ender’s character develops throughout the book and the person who he ultimately ends up being at the end of the book. I enjoyed Ender’s Game’s storyline and the ending over all but there were something’s about the book that I did not like and sometimes did not understand. At the beginning of every chapter there would be a conversation between two people about Ender that would be very vague and sometimes confusing especially since most of the time you never knew what the people were talking about and you never found out later in the chapter. In my opinion Ender’s Game was a good book but I thought that the author Orson Scott Card seemed to skirt around a lot of major things in the story and never give you a deeper understanding of the event or how it would impact Ender in the future. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is a very good book and even though the writing style could use some changes or clarification of major events I would recommend this book to anyone, teens or adults, who are looking for a book filled with fun, futuristic science fiction ideas and a story about a boy figuring out what his role in life is going to need to be to help Earth and the people he loves win the war against the Bugger’s, no matter what the costs.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
I did buy the book to read before I went to see the movie. The movie had great cinematography and incredible special effects but it would of fell short in plot if I didn't know the back ground emotions behind the characters by reading the the book. My advice, read the book first and let the amazing visuals of the movie enhance the story for you. Ender's Game is a mind blowing, ground breaking story telling by Orson Scott Card.  Ender is taken by the military at the age of six and modeled into the perfect military strategist. Ender is brilliant, he evaluates every situation, reasons others actions and marvelously sees more than those around him. You can't help but ponder the consequence of the actions taken by all the characters involved. Provoking and at times disturbing, Ender's Game will keep you invested till the end.  I am giving Ender's Game the book 4 Stars. You might ask, why only 4 stars...I felt the story randomly stalled but then would come back with a vengeance. I was blown away by the premise and captivated by Card's imagination...this is a book that will stick with you long after your done reading. Now for a little movie to book comparison (without any spoilers)... Ender is considerably older than six in the movie. Although he is a young teen and still a child, I found the movie Ender's actions are more believable than the action of a six year old.  Ender's siblings interactions are minimized in the movie but play a much more pivotal roll in the book.  The movie Ender develops stronger relationships with his fellow students. Where the book Ender is constantly kept from creating any bonds. In the end, the book was better than the movie!  Written by: Orson Scott Card Series: Ender Saga Sequence in Series: 1 Print Length: 352 pages Publisher: Tor Books; Revised Edition, Movie Tie-In Edition edition Publicatin Date: April 1, 2010 Sold by: Macmillan Rating: 4 Stars Genre: Science Fiction Age Recommendation: Young Adult 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not recommend this book to anyone. The minute you open this book its like the pages are singing you a lullaby that can make you fall asleep with in seconds. If you ever read this book and you didn't like it i suggest you should take it and use it as toilet paper. good night y'all