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Ender’s Game

on November 27th, 2015 by admin

Imagine a future world where genius children are trained to fight an intergalactic war against an extraterrestrial enemy ready to destroy Earth.  Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet) is a fascinating story about a highly intelligent young boy named Ender who is chosen to train in the military to defeat an evil species.  This is the first book of Card’s I’ve read.  In fact, I never heard of the author until I read a blog post about a man named Tom Ruby, a former officer in the U.S. Air Force and strategic business consultant.

What I enjoyed most was how the story highlights young children using their minds.  It’s obvious Card has profound respect for children.  His story shows how children use reason and logic to solve their problems.  From reading Card’s introduction to Ender’s Game, his story resonated with gifted children and members of the military.  They were so moved by the characters they wrote him letters discussing their own personal and professional experiences.  I can tell you I see my own life experiences in this story.  This is why fiction serves a significant purpose in life.  Fiction shows us how life ought to be.  I highly recommend this book for children and adults.

Bookish Babe

 

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