Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
In the far-off future, humanity stands on the edge of extinction. Even though they’ve prepared thousands of years for interplanetary war, they never truly expected to be threatened by aliens. Now, the aliens have attacked twice and almost finished the job. The military is drafting kids who they believe can command an army and turn the tides in humanity’s favor. Their next potential candidate is Andrew “Ender” Wiggins, a young genius. However, he is also very compassionate, thus leading the military to try to mold him into the perfect commander. Will Ender withstand these trials in the deadly Battle Room, or is humanity truly finished?
Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is definitely deserving of the awards it has received. Containing action, drama, and sci-fi, this book will appeal to all kinds of people, even if they don’t favor sci-fi adventures. Look for Ender's Game with Harrison Ford in theaters this fall, and watch the trailer here.