Ender's Game ePub download by Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

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Publication date: April 2010
ISBN: 9781429963930
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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Ender's Game is the winner of the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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One of my all-time favorites

For me, this is one of the most memorable books of all time. I will always remember the imagery of the battle room and how Ender completely changed the game by reinventing the usage of three dimensional space. All throughout the book I felt in awe of Ender's young genius while also feeling sorry for how he was thrust into training as a battle soldier and missing out on a regular childhood. I won't give away the ending, but the last battle was emotional and I was amazed that they trusted this kid enough to put him in such an important position. This book is worthwhile reading for people of any age.
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