Ender's Game Book Reviews

Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Book Summary

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards

In 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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Book Name Ender's Game
Genre Science Fiction
Language English
E-Book Size 5.61 MB

Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) Book Reviews 2023

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FREE BY AUTHOR'S REQUEST. This book is one of the best ever written, in my opinion. But after I saw iBooks charging $8 per download, I wanted to let everyone know that Orson Scott Card made this book available free of charge long ago. Just Google it & enjoy :)

Excellent Read. I read this book because it was on the Marine Corp Commandant’s Read List and couldn’t put it down. It was an excellent read and an easy one as well. I highly recommend it, but be careful. I’d start reading it on a day where you have nothing to do because I got sucked into it and couldn’t put it down.

Twisted. Why is this book so highly praised? It felt so disturbed to me. Did not enjoy it.

Very good. I was surprised how good this book was, I think you will too!

My Favorite Book. This is one of my favorite books with a great ending. I love it.

FANTASTIC. This book is definitely one of my favorites. It is filled with plenty of mind games and plot twists so definitely consider this one if you like active/entertaining books. Although it may seem long.... It is absolutely worth it (this is coming from someone who hates reading)

Really good book but the sequels aren’t as good. The first book is really good and has an interesting plot but the sequel seems to be a lot more about philosophy and less about the plot

Very cool. Cool

A Well Told Tale. I enjoyed Ender's Game. I've been reading science fiction since I was 10 and have read pretty well all the classics and then some for 50 years. This is right up there with some of better alien invasion stories. That being said, it's a very human story that concentrates on child psychology, brilliant children specifically, and their relationships with the adult world. Ender is a heroic figure as one would expect, and a genius. I loved the little twist at the end. Also, the paperback edition that I read has the first chapter of the next book in the series- Ender's Shadow.

BOORRRIIING. I had to do a sci-fi book report and this was the only book I could choose since the rest was taken. The author is a HOMOPHOBE and not good at explaining. Honestly, I just saw the movie😂

Review. Ender is kind of weird I really don’t like his personality Also I can’t stand peter he’s just so mean and cruel and how is it he can take control of earth well the only character I like is mazer rackham

Good book but where are the memes. 9/11 might read at 4:20

Best science fiction book!. Full of amazing wonders and excellent plot, plus many well-designed climaxes. Wonderful!

Ender's Game. This is by far the best book. It has so much action in it. I just love Sci-Fi and action books. By far the best one. Can't put it down. I have already read the book five times and on my sixth. Plus the movie is the best ever. It has so much action in it and Sci-Fi in it to. Andrew is the best character ever, all the characters are awesome. Nothing can beat it. Best ending too. Ecspecially where he finds out it wasn't a simulation it was real. Also the end where he finds the aliens where there base is. His dreams lead him there, because he killed the whole planet of aliens in the simulator but it was real. It looked like they tried to make peace, but he still went on with attack. He would have done differently if he knew it was real, because it looked like they tried to make peace. He then blew up there whole planet, because he thought it was fake simulation again it was real. The aliens looked like they were trying to make peace.so he went out to look for a alien where his dreams lead him. He found a alien, and wants rescue them.

Both the best and worst book ever. This book is so deep. It is not a sci-fi like halo novels or Star Wars short stories, but it has so many different levels that it feels like a dickens set In space.

Still my favorite... I read this book when I was 11 years old, after having purchased it based solely on the back cover from a Scholastic book fair. It rapidly became my favorite book of all time, and I recently gave my daughter a copy of it to read. she made it halfway through the book the first night. She is 14 and enthralled with the book as I was. First Warning: DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE BEFORE READING THE BOOK. While the movie is excellent based on its own, in comparison to the book it can't hold a candle. There is way too much inside Ender's mind that a movie cannot recreate, although it made a fair attempt. Also, the storyline is slightly different (minor side story items anyway). Second Warning: IF YOU KNOW A SMALL CHILD WHO IS SUPREMELY SMART, YOU WILL NOT LOOK AT THEM THE SAME. Nothing quite like watching a small child in a book DESTROY his enemies with good reason when they are larger than him. This is something the movie never quite captures... You have to remember that when Ender is winning, and ends up winning a war, he is 12.... His first victories start showing at 6.. I love this book. I have the iBooks copy, two paperback copies, and am seriously contemplating purchasing the audio book as I LOVE this story. From 11 to my current age of 36, I have read the entire series numerous times, but the book that started it all is the best. Always will be.

One of. One of the all time best SF novels.

A Simply Good Read. When you read some of the harsher reviews, you will see repetitively that many people whom are fans of Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc... Do not appreciate the Enders Game. However, I personally have read many, many science fictions, as well as fantasies. I absolutely love this book and am already starting the second. I would also like to point out that even if you are not a usual science fiction reader, this book may be an exception. I honestly hope you give this marvelous book a try, especially the teens and young adults. Please, also, read it with an open mind. You can interpret many meanings from a one-of-a-kind, best seller like this. You rarely ever find good books like this in modern day...Enjoy!

Very good book. It was a very good book with a good plot, but if you want another book to read, read the Ender's Shadow

A Masterpeice. This has inspired many from something as big as soldiers to filmmakers.This book will be remembered as a instant classic correction it already is.I highly recommended this book to true fans of science fiction.

Far too long - slow pace. I can't believe all these 5 and 4 stars reviews. The story is far too slow long and repetitive. It makes you want to skip pages and get to the point. This book is lacking pace. I lost interest and had to force myself to finish it. Worth 3 stars in my eyes (average).

So Good. 10/10 would read again. but seriously this is a great book and good for young adults but it has a slightly large amount of bad words for a child’s book. -PS Eric

GREAT. I really like this book

A sci-fy once in a millennium. This book, was good, very good, but I wouldn't give it five stars if you gave me five tacos, because the childish language and attempt at humor failed, but over all it was great, just don't waste your time on the movie!

An Average Reader. I give this a Four, only because I do not know what is worth a five.... I like this book though, and was looking forward to continue its storyline

Wow. Wow, this book is fantastic! Full of plot twists! ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS!!!!

Read this for a book report or 12th grade. It was AMAZING!!! Not only did I enjoy the plot while reading this novel, I noticed certain symbols and events that were real, are real, or that relates to societies current life. As someone who is undergoing a spiritual awakening, this book proved some of my points. This was a very interesting read, that I would definitely recommend! Enjoy the book!🍃🌞🌸🌈💥

Ender's Game. This book is amazing and it should teach people a couple of lessons

Awesome. Best book ever!!!! I would so recommend it for anyone who likes war and space!!!!!

Mid. This book isn’t that interesting. It was rather mid. It’s not the worst book I read, so I will give it 2 stars.

Ender's Game. At the time that I read this book, I was reading it solely for a literature circle activity in my Language Arts class. As I got deeper into the book, it became too interesting to stop reading and I spent long nights reading this book. As I followed Ender through his journey from a recipient of Peter's torture to being a speaker for the dead, it made me realize that we had shared qualities. This was definitely a great book that made me see new things about myself that I never saw before.

Awesome. Just read it

Best in the series. Besides Bean, Ender is the other great character.

Amazing!!!. I have to say,this is the best science fiction book I have ever read!

Greatest sci-fi book ever!. This book is one of the best I've ever read. It's so in depth and has great characters and plot and just everything about this book is amazing. Easily one of my top five favorite books and definitely the best sci fi book ever. It's a must read,

Excellent. One of my favorite books to date!

Quarantine Approved!!. I’m a flight attendant but I have underlying conditions of Heart Disease. So I have to stay home. I don’t care for TV shows, so I was soo happy a friend introduced me to the Enderverse! I’m on the third book now, I’ve adapted a LOT of the vocabulary in to my day-to-day. If you’re reading this review and debating on reading this book... Stop Now and buy it!

Love it. I love this book it is a great book if you have a big imagination but if you do not like reading still get it!!!!🐷😝.... Piggy I love piggies ya dude I love piggies

Amazing. Ender's Game is one of my favorite books. Orson Scott Card has written a fantastic story mainly surrounding two separate stories: the story of Ender working up the ranks in battle school and a story on Earth focusing on his siblings, Valentine and Peter. It's a book that's nearly impossible to put down and really delves into the character of Ender, who's incredibly complex and compelling. The only thing that I have a gripe with this book for is the final chapter. I understand that this book wasn't originally supposed to be made and was only made as a prequel to Speaker for the Dead, but the final chapter seems so rushed compared to the rest of the book, and the characters act so differently than they had otherwise that it almost feels like the author originally wrote the book as a separate adventure and added in the characters like Ender and Valentine late into development. While the final chapter is rushed, the overall book is extremely enjoyable, and Speaker for the Dead is fortunately nothing like the final chapter of this book. 9.5/10, would book again.

Ender's Game. Very goog reading for sci-Fi fans excellent premise and some good twists only a bit long winded in places.

Classic. Ender’s game has been a book I have reread since I was 8 years old. I never will forget picking it up as a child. I have just finished reading it another time and it never fails to disappoint me. One of the best sci fi books written. A must read, even for those who don’t enjoy sci fi. This is a book for the ages.

Awesome book!. Awesome, simply awesome.

Certain type of person. You definitely have to be interested In sci-fi to like this book it's not for all people but it does have a good amount of literary twems

Disappointed. By far the worst written book I've ever read. I'm actually only 150 pages in and I do not think I can read anymore. Not worth my time and total waste of my money.

Good read but dark. This was a good quick read. It was very interesting with every turn of the page. Although I thought it had a weak ending. It still summed the story up. There is a very nice twist that you don't see coming.

Captivating. This story held my interest. Would be fun to read as part of a book club as it would generate good discussion.

Wow. I am a 4th grader. A 4th grader that has read many books. A 4th grader who loved this book. A 4th grader that thought this book is amazing. A 4th grader who is gifted an talented.

A great science fiction books out there. Enders Game is a book that has just enough mystery and action to keep you reading for hours. Ender Wiggens journey across the universe seams like it you were there yourself the way Mr. Card has made it seam. From Peter and Valentine to help and harm Ender he can be quite a merciful human. You won't regret it for a minute

Ender’s Game. Book was original and entertaining.

Massive book with unreal plot. I loved this book so much - every time I see a fire ant bed I say “ I am Ender Wiggins” and then I annihilate it.

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Enders game. I found this sci-fi novel to get very repetitive and really drawn out. The constant battle simulations throughout the main body of the book just did not hold my interest-it reminded of what day to day life at any cadet boot-camp would be like-with sparse details on anything other than the video games. I'll not be reading any of Cards other writings-there is not enough time.

Favourite.. Enders game is easily my favourite book of all time. Since first reading in my early teens, I have read this book more times than any other. A must read.

Ended games. Movie is betterrrrrrrrrrr boi

Sick. Best book ever!!!!!!!!!🤓

Ender’s Game Review. Fairly Good. If there was more hand to hand combat that would be nice

do not support homophobes. note to self… Research authors before supporting them! Did not realize this guy is a homophobe!

Great book!. I loved the book, it gets you thinking a little bit, but still is a fun easy and quick read. Very enjoyable, I highly recommend it.

Book. The only thing that would have to go back and watch it again I have a great way of saying it is not an issue with a new phone case you want me on Twitter but not as good as a result of my friends are like that you have a great way of saying

My favourite book of all time.. I first read this book when I was in grade 8 as a project, and to this day it is still my favourite sci-fi book, or favourite book of any genre for that matter. When I reached the end of the book I trembled at the ending. I am currently re-reading it for the third time (third times the charm, heh) and love how I notice something new each time. Card creates very memorable characters with distinct personalities, and places something in there for readers of all ages. Although some of Cards political views do not align with mine, I respect him for the beautiful series of the EG universe that he has created. I have recommended this book to many of my friends, and all have come back saying that they loved it. Truly a masterpiece.

Amazing. First sci-fi book I've ever read. Also the best book ive ever read PERIOD! No boring moments at all. Everything has a purpose. Can't wait to read it again to catch some things I didn't catch the first time

Exceptional. Ender's game is not without its quirks. It starts out a little slow, lacking in focus. By the end it morphs into something completely new and unexpected. The payoff is worth it. I never expected this book to move me the way it has, even rereading it the third time.

Extraordinary. I got this book from my uncle when I was 12, and I started reading. I couldn't stop! This book really fleshes out the characters. Ender's angst, fear, intellect, and the way he understands what the teachers plan is pure genius, I have re read this book 3 times, as well as "Enders in Exile", which is also amazing. I highly recommend this book for anyone!

BEST BOOK EVER!!!. omg, this book is so good, it's so amazing,

Enders Game. This is a wonderful science fiction book and well worth the read. It is often found in the top 10 science fiction books of all time.

Sci-fi at its best. I saw the movie and realizing there was a book I had to read it. As always the book is better than the movie. There is just more depth, more story, and more TO the story. If you enjoyed the movie READ THE BOOK, it just gives so much more to the story even if you've already watched the movie.

Dark. Somewhat dark for a children's novel. It's absorbing however and a quick read.

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The Ender's Game book written by Orson Scott Card was published on 01 April 2010, Thursday in the Science Fiction category. A total of 7,147 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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