Orson Scottt Card’s Ender’s Game
The book starts off with Ender getting his monitor off. A monitor is
something that they but on the back of these peoples necks to see if they are a
good candidate to be a general to fight the buggers. The buggers are aliens.
Well, since he is not monitored anymore people who have always wanted to fight
him can now fight them. He ends up winning all of the fights and he goes home.
As it turns out taking off his monitor was a test to see how he would handle
people that fight him. A general then explains that he want to send Ender to
battle school so he can learn how to fight in space. Ender decides to go. When
he gets there he finds out that it is very tough. He ends up killing 2 kids and
breaking count less numbers of bones in the 4 years that he is there. While he
is there he plays a virtual reality game.
When he beats the game the computer
makes up a place called the end of the world. There are some very disturbing
things here. Eventually Ender graduates battle school (2 years earlier that
anybody has ever graduated, he’s a genius.) He then goes to command school were
he learns how to control fleets of star ships. They put him in a simulator and
he is given many missions to fly. Then one day his inspectors say that today is
his final mission before they grade him.
He up agents a whole planet and a vast
number of ships. He ends up winning by using a secret weapon on the planet that
blows it up. When he finishes the battle he realizes that everyone is cheering
behind him. When he asks why they tell him that all of his missions were real
ones against the buggers and that he had just destroyed all of the buggers.
My favorite character in this book is Ender. He is my favorite character
for many reasons.
One reason is that he is really smart. He has a photographic
memory and he has a 200 IQ. He also could out smart adults when he was 5.
Another reason why I like him is because he likes to play video games. He says
that they make him even smarter. Another reasons why I like Ender is because he
doesn’t let people take advantage of him.
My least favorite character in this book would have to be Peter Wiggin.
I despise him for a few reasons. First off because he is a jerk. He always beats
up Ender and Valentine. He does this because he always needs to be in control.
Another reason why I don’t like peter is because he is just as smart as Ender
but he uses his smarts for evil purposes.
He once skinned a squirrel with out
killing it so he could watch it die. Another reason why I don’t like him is
because even after Ender saves the world he still doesn’t give Ender any respect.
My favorite part in this book is when Ender defeats the buggers. This is
my favorite part for 3 reasons. One, because the buggers have been destroying
mankind since the year 2034. Two, Because they are ruthless killers.
because they have been abducting humans since 1940. They would freeze them in
tubs or cut them open.
My least favorite part in this book is when they take the monitor off
Ender. I dislike this part for a few reasons. First off is because it is a very
painful process. It has been in the back of kids necks since they were 4 and
they are taking it out when they are 6.
They end up having to knock him out in
order to remove it. Another reasons is because after he gets the monitor taken
off he gets beet up. Another reasons is because everyone hates Ender because
when they take off your monitor that means you didn’t make it to the battle
school when infact he did make it.
We’ll, I loved this book! I read the whole thing in less than a week.
You should read it, especially if you like vivid descriptions. I got to go.