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Ender's Game
Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsFor the perfect holiday gift for the reader on your list, pick up this special gift edition of one of the most beloved Science Fiction novels ever written.Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games at the Battle School; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. Ender is the most talented result of Earth's desperate quest to create the military genius that the planet needs in its all-out war with an alien enemy.Is Ender the general Earth needs? The only way to find out is to throw the child into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. The war with the Formics 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, Peter and Valentine, 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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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Ready Player One

Escapinwithbooks Have you read Ready Player two yet? 3w
TheSpineView @Escapinwithbooks Yes. Not nearly as good. 3w
Escapinwithbooks Agreed, but still worth the read. 3w
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Klou Perfect!! My sisters reading Ready Player 2 atm. They are books I definitely need to read soon! 2w
TheSpineView @Klou Loved book one, not so much book 2. 2w
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DHill
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Resisted the recommendation by a co-worker because I “hated” sci-fi. First book to ever make me cry and I read the entire series one after the other.

Several represented: 🧟‍♀️🕵️‍♀️👮‍♀️🧐🧩🤨🫣

I love when a really well-written mystery/thriller/crime drama peels away layer by layer with all those aha and OMG moments. And zombies.

Ohhhh, this is so chicken and egg for me. Both. Together.

KathyWheeler My husband and son loved the Ender books. I finally read Ender‘s game and loved it — then read Ender‘s Shadow and loved it even more. I should read the others. 7mo
Oryx I loved Ender's game! 7mo
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Jolynne
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ARGH!! Why didn‘t I research this author before I read this book? I‘m so disappointed to have wasted my time reading this. I so wish I had not wasted my time with a racist, homophobic, misogynist man. (There are several articles out there if you want to know more).

I didn‘t even mention the child abuse.

Back to reading only Own Voices, POC and women.

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ephramsteele@gmail.com
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This book is a bout a boy named Ender Wiggin, who is considered a prodigy and a genius. It‘s set in a dystopian future where a war with aliens has transpired and in fear of another the world governments find young talent to eventually fend off against the aliens. The theme of the book is compassion more specifically ender trying to keep compassion in a situation that would break any man. If you are into sci fi I would definitely recommend it
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MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Ephram! I would have liked the photo but overall well done! 5/6 14mo
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bunnygorawr
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The part where they took out the monitor was extremely vividly described,it seemed like i felt it happening.

That was the most vivid experience, otherwise I enjoyed the reading experience.

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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 63.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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jlowery999
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This book is everything I would expect not to like, and I loved it. The story was really riveting and I found kinship with most of the characters. I have decided not to move on with the series (I'm not much of a series person) but mostly because I want to preserve this story in my mind. The story is what did it for me, the world not as much.

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"'I am not a happy man, Ender. Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf.'"

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pagesthatpurr
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What do you call someone who's not built to lose, that's Ender. I feel for his character and amazed at the same time for such brilliance. The world depicted in this novel has a certain melancholy tone to it, just made me feel sad at the end of the book. Not sure why but over all, i loved the book and will def read the sequel. :)

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jlowery999
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"Because never in my entire childhood did I feel like a child. I felt like a person all along - the same person I am today. I never felt like I spoke childishly. I never felt that my emotions and desires were somehow less real than adult emotions and desires."

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@MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm tagged me to pick my top ten fantasy/sci-fi books!
At first I was like, “Oh cool, this will be fun!“
Two seconds later: “How am I supposed to pick just ten? Whose idea was this?! This is cruel!“ 😂
Made some deep cuts, it was traumatic, but here they are: The Top Ten!
(...buut I still want to list more! 😭)

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Lol! I felt the same! I almost put Scythe on mine, but then I was like, “But I haven‘t finished the trilogy...” 😱🤣😂 2y
Bits @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm lol but then what would you have to bump for Scythe!? This is a cruel, cruel world... 😂 2y
Twainy I totally cheated LOL TEN? 🤣 😁 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Bits 😂🤣😂 True! 2y
Kenyazero Picking ten sounds too hard, but it looks like you did great! 2y
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#TBRPile 📚 An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history. The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster?

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Hard to put down! I read this book in just over a week and it would have been read faster had not work and family gotten in the way!

It is hard to explain the book without giving away any spoilers so I will just say this, it is one of the leaders in the science fiction genre and for good reason. It captured the struggles and pain of a boy desperately wanting to be a child but with the responsibility of a hero on his shoulders.

catiewithac Love this book! 2y
JakeRuble @catiewithac when I finished reading I went and laid down in my sons bed with him fro a while as he slept. I really think this book made me a better father, because I looked at my kids in a different way. 2y
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EadieB Great quote but a little scary! 2y
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UglyOldBat
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This week I will be mostly reading:
Ender's Game

#scifi #mostlyreading #weekgoals

AvidReader25 Love this book! 2y
ReadingOver50 Great book 2y
UglyOldBat @AvidReader25 @ReadingOver50 I LOVED it! Have you read any of the other books in the series? 2y
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AvidReader25 @UglyOldBat Yes! I‘ve read all of them. There‘s one series that follows Ender and one that follows the rest of his crew. The Ender one has a very different tone. The parallel book, Ender‘s Shadow, about Bean is my favorite. Start there! The series the follows the crew is very political, but fascinating. I don‘t love any as much as the original book, but I loved seeing more from the characters. 2y
UglyOldBat @AvidReader25 Ooh I liked Bean! Will check it out. I have the Worthing Chronicle too, not heard much about it though 2y
AvidReader25 @UglyOldBat I haven‘t heard of that one. If it‘s good, let me know! 2y
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 This has sat on my Kindle backlist for about ten years!

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ctelford
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ - good book, actually watched the film first and the book does give more depth but not in a way that it supersedes the film. Overall the build kept you reading, I can see why some people aren‘t keen on his writing style.

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In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it‘s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them they way they love themselves.

Jennaferr When I read this, ugh!! My heart fell out of my ass. The understanding and comprehension is astounding. It‘s a good thing Card kept writing in Enders age because my head kept wanting to make Ender older than he was to justify his comprehension of emotions and human relations. 2y
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Been wanting to read this for a while in honor of our Ender 💙💙. It‘s definitely not my typical go-to book, but I enjoyed reading it. I thought the ending once Mazer is revealed it really came alive. Biggest takeaways:
1. I want to watch the movie
2. I kept calling the buggers ‘boogers‘ in my mind lol
3. It‘s baffling that these were BABIES!? Kids! At 6 years old!!

shanaymayer Just now seeing this!!! Love that you read it. I want to reread in honor of our Ender, too. ❤️ 2y
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sarahlandis
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This book was so good and so captivating. Card is known for being a racist, sexist, homophobe. I started this book without knowing anything about him and then put it down when I found out. Unfortunately, I hate leaving books unread even when the author is shitty, so I continued it eventually and really really loved it. Ender is such a special character and I love him so much. However, not recommending because Card doesn't deserve to be read!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This was my favorite book of all time for many years before I discovered how rotten Card is. Such a bummer. 2y
DAB I love this book and the main character. The end was my undoing. Yes I cried. YA books do that to me. But plan to read again. 2y
sarahlandis I didn't cry but I understand the feeling. This book didn't feel YA to me and I definitely had to remind myself that these were children. The situations they are in, the way they describe their emotions, their sheer intelligence.. it was easy to forget that they weren't adults. This made the hard parts that much more intense as I was reading 2y
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DAB
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This little book just took it out of me. Read it twice. Years ago and recently along with watching the movie. Prefer the movie image.

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Ender is only six when his training begins. Taken from his family he is placed in battle school, where the teachers spare him no mercy. Orson Scott Card has taken children and made them so believably intelligent, the reader never questions their motives. The subplot is heavy on politics, but Ender's side of the story makes for an interesting read. #sciencefiction

Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/ender-s-game-by-orson-scott-card

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hike.read.repeat
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This is my second time reading this book. For a book club this time. It‘s a fascinating world. 👽🖖🏽🐜

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freeatlast1137
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Ender's Game movie: in comparison to the book, the movie does well to follow the plot and key points that the book makes with the time that a movie is typically allotted. The ending was my favorite part of the book, and even though the movie changed it some, it managed to make to prove its point. The soundtrack is on point and matches the book perfectly.

Texreader Love that you compared the movie! Great idea! 3y
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A tragic story of a boy learning how to destroy the Buggers before they get them. A wonderful story that will keep you reading with an unexpected twist at the end.

Andrew65 This is one I need to read. 3y
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 3y
BethM Welcome to the best spot on the internet! 3y
TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 3y
Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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DHill
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A day late but here goes:
#BiblioMAYnia 1. Set in outer space

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🪐 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo!! 3y
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#7days7books that had an impact on me...
#OrsonScottCard #EndersGame

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AvidReader25
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#7days7books that left a deep impression on me.

This one opened an entire genre to me. I had a very specific idea of what sci-fi was in my mind, and thought I didn‘t like it. Then I read this and was blown away. I realized that when done well, the genre grapples with the deepest issues of humanity and are applicable to every day life, the stories just happen to take place in space.

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Ender‘s Game is a Hugo award winning SF novel that takes place during an unknown time in the future when aliens attack earth and some step up to save the planet. www.us.macmillan.com/books/9780812550702 the publishers website has good information about the book and other stories similar to it. EL strategy of promoting cooperation(small groups) would make this a great LC book in a classroom. UDL principle 6.2 guide appropriate goal setting.

Agavitt1 This sounds like a really interesting science fiction novel! I like your EL Strategy especially because i think students would enjoy this book and talking to their peers about it. 3y
DrSpalding Be sure to expand on your English learner and universal design application as it should match your resource. Great idea to use the publisher website. 3y
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Nomi_Schiano555
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One of the best books ever

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Carolhreads
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3 stars it was good but it was missing something review on good reads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/375802.Ender_s_Game?ac=1&from_search=true&qi...

kgriffith I think this is one of those books that has a much more significant impact if you read it as a child/teen. 3y
SpaceCowboyBooks The sequel Speaker for the Dead is a must read. One of the greatest tales of empathy ever written. 3y
Carolhreads @kgriffith yeah you are probably right it was really good and written well it just wasn't what I was hoping for 3y
Carolhreads @SpaceCowboyBooks hopefully at some point in the future, I will pick up the rest of them. :) 3y
kgriffith @Carolhreads I second @SpaceCowboyBooks — Speaker for the Dead is an exceptional book, definitely the best in the entire Enderverse, IMO. 3y
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Carolhreads
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Started yesterday it's really good so far

AkashaVampie Have u seen the movie? It was pretty good, I think 3y
GingerAntics LOVED this book when I read it, way back when! I think it might need to reread it. 3y
Carolhreads @AkashaVampie I haven't seen the movie on definitely planning on watching it when in done reading the book hopefully I can stream it somewhere :) 3y
Carolhreads @GingerAntics I'm glad you liked the book I was surprised how fast I got into the book I have been meaning to read it for years I had it on my shelf and was trying to pick my next read so I picked it up just planning to read the first chapter to see if I would like it and I didn't want to put it down .it's really good and I'm only about 20 pages in. I'm shocked because I usually don't read this genre. 3y
GingerAntics It does seem to hook you quickly. I remember having the same reaction to it. 3y
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GlitterGirl
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We have all seen the Book Christmas Tree...Here is a very very cute, different take, on using books for Christmas decor!!!

Zelma We also do a green Grinch at my library. 😁 (edited) 3y
ju.ca.no Lovely😍 3y
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ItsAnotherJen
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Excellent #audiobook! This is one of those that I have been meaning to read for a long time. It's on several must-read book lists. It reminded me a little of the Hunger Games. The ending was interesting. I may have to read the next one in the series eventually!

ReadingOver50 Love this book! 3y
ItsAnotherJen @ReadingOver50 Did you read the others in the series? 3y
ReadingOver50 @JenFowler not every single book but I have read Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide and Ender‘s Shadow. I‘ve also read several of his other books. 3y
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1. I am one of 7 kids - my favorite superhero is Superman- My favorite food is popcorn and pickles
2. Enders Game 👎
3. Yes . Not any “big” name authors
4. Too cold ! I can wear extra layers I hate being hot and sweaty . #litsylearn @Alora

TheSpineView One of 7 kids??🤔 3y
Meaw_catlady @TheSpineView I am one of 7 kids! I have 3 sisters and 3 brothers 😸 my favorite superhero is Batman not Superman 😆 3y
TheSpineView @Meaw_catlady Love Batman too! 3y
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Alora Thank you for playing!! I love your answers! 💙💙 3y
Alora I‘m going to say your favourite superhero isn‘t superman?! Maybe it‘s spiderman? Lol 🕷😂 3y
Alora Ouhhhh Batman!!! 🦇 🦹🏽‍♀️ 3y
Meaw_catlady @Alora thanks for the great questions ! Batman is my favorite ! I think because of the mystery ! 3y
Alora You are welcome! 😀 Spiderman is my favourite! 3y
DaveGreen7777 I feel like I have an unfair advantage here... I already know who your favorite superhero is! 🦇 3y
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 you pay good attention ! Superman has actually always annoyed me 😆 3y
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady No wonder Batman is your favorite, then... Superman annoys him too! 😂 3y
TieDyeDude Popcorn and pickles together or separate? 3y
Megabooks Totally agree that Superman is annoying. I can‘t imagine being one of seven. (Just realized that sounds like a Borg designation! 🤦🏻‍♀️) I‘m an only. In case you hadn‘t already figured that out. 😂😂😂 3y
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Aswenson
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Enjoying this sci-fi on audio. #audiorunning

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ahoffkosik
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Combine a very hardcore sci fi premise, a highly problematic author, and a cover that I (for some reason) found very intimidating and you‘ve got yourself the award-winning Ender‘s Game. On Episode 59 of my pod, debut author Katy Rose Pool joins to discuss how this book has impacted her own writing + how challenging it is to reconcile that with Orson Scott Card‘s icky politics. We also discuss the book‘s good vs. evil themes. Link to listen in bio!

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NikiDeaf
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This book is riveting even if you‘re not into sci-fi. Enders Game has twists and turns and you will not expect the ending. Orson Scott Card outdid himself with this masterpiece.

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This was a fun read!

It does exactly what it‘s suppose to. Entertaining science fiction. What if there were to be an attack in space from alien beings. According to Ender‘s Games, it is literally up to the kids to save us.

Loved the ending. Just a fun book. No big surprises or twists but kept my attention!

DHill I loved this whole series! 4y
KristenDuck @DHill that‘s what I keep hearing! Very interesting. 4y
TheSpineView Awesome step total! 👍 4y
cherinium I keep meaning to get to this one. Someday.... #neverendingtbr 4y
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Newest audiobook and I‘m about halfway...

Very interested by the idea. This (very young) boy is basically being trained in military techniques through games to ensure he could lead in a battle if there is an alien attack.

I know it‘s been out forever but I have NO IDEA what is about to happen !

Megabooks Not gonna tell you! It‘s a great book, but I liked Ender‘s Shadow (about Bean) more. 4y
KathyWheeler I agree with @Megabooks. Ender‘s Game is good, but Ender‘s Shadow is even better. 4y
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