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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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Meaw_catlady
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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??🤔 2d
Meaw_catlady @TheSpineView I am one of 7 kids! I have 3 sisters and 3 brothers 😸 my favorite superhero is Batman not Superman 😆 2d
TheSpineView @Meaw_catlady Love Batman too! 2d
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Alora Thank you for playing!! I love your answers! 💙💙 2d
Alora I‘m going to say your favourite superhero isn‘t superman?! Maybe it‘s spiderman? Lol 🕷😂 2d
Alora Ouhhhh Batman!!! 🦇 🦹🏽‍♀️ 2d
Meaw_catlady @Alora thanks for the great questions ! Batman is my favorite ! I think because of the mystery ! 2d
Alora You are welcome! 😀 Spiderman is my favourite! 2d
DaveGreen7777 I feel like I have an unfair advantage here... I already know who your favorite superhero is! 🦇 2d
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 you pay good attention ! Superman has actually always annoyed me 😆 2d
DaveGreen7777 @Meaw_catlady No wonder Batman is your favorite, then... Superman annoys him too! 😂 2d
TieDyeDude Popcorn and pickles together or separate? 2d
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GatheringBooks
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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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KristenDuck
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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! 5mo
KristenDuck @DHill that‘s what I keep hearing! Very interesting. 5mo
TheSpineView Awesome step total! 👍 5mo
cherinium I keep meaning to get to this one. Someday.... #neverendingtbr 5mo
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KristenDuck
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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. 5mo
KathyWheeler I agree with @Megabooks. Ender‘s Game is good, but Ender‘s Shadow is even better. 5mo
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xxjenadanxx
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I picked this book strictly because it was written in the year I was born. I liked it but admittedly not as much as I would have had I not seen that (pretty awful) movie that came out a few years back. Certain parts of the book would have been much more exciting if I hadn‘t, so at times it felt a bit draggy. The last couple chapters were actually my favorite parts, the whole ideal of colonization. I can see its a great book, it just wasn‘t for me.

KathyWheeler I liked this book but I liked the one about Bean even better — Ender‘s Shadow. 5mo
Scochrane26 I didn‘t watch the movie. Read the book a few yrs ago & liked it. Sci-fi is not my typical genre, but the book I‘m reading now is sci-fi & really good. 5mo
Oana7 I didn't read the book but I saw the movie and I liked it. After that I bought the book for my husband because he loves everything that's sci-fi😁 5mo
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BarbaraJean
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This was a re-read—maybe my 3rd read. It was just as good as I remember. I was struck by how YOUNG the kids are—I remember that being disturbing before & I think that‘s one of the reasons the story has such an impact. This time it felt so extreme it was unrealistic, yet I wonder if that was intentional. The story is about extremes—the extremes humans are driven to in self-protection, and then the resilience & compassion of a child to lead us back.

BarbaraJean This is book 4 completed for #bookfitnesschallenge—4 out of 12 complete! 6mo
Clwojick Way to go! 📚 6mo
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McGonagall
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A child thinks he‘s training/ playing a game and unwittingly massacres an alien race

SassyBookworm A girl gets a new family and likes to read books. Narrator: Death 💀 6mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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So aliens attack Earth and the government is like “We should totally train little kids to fight the aliens.” So they build a school in orbit to make a kid space military and one kid is better than the other kids so teachers let the other kids treat him like crap to make him a good leader. Then Something Happens and you cry for the rest of the book.

Meanwhile his brother and sister take over the Earth through internet comments.

#badsummary

Heideschrampf Like, totally! 🤣😂 6mo
alanacristin 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Haha this sounds like a completely ACCURATE summary! 6mo
jmtrivera Nope, pretty sure that's exactly how all that went down. 😂 6mo
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BarbaraJean
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My weekend reading is a little eclectic. I need to read 1 & 2 Maccabees and also Daniel for my EfM group, and finish Ender‘s Game for a discussion on Monday. I‘ve never read any of the Apocrypha before, so Maccabees will be interesting...and a far cry from the YA sci-fi of Ender‘s Game!!

Caterina The Maccabees are fun! It's so interesting to read the Apocrypha. 6mo
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SaberAA
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Loric
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I will admit, this is not my favorite genre, it was a book selected to meet a challenge, and I will also admit, I did end up enjoying it. Not sure if I will continue on with the series though.

TimSpalding The second one is an almost totally different genre of book. So… could be something you like or not, but won't be similar. 😀 6mo
Loric Good to know @TimSpalding ! I will check it out then 6mo
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LiterarySloth
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I‘m currently on vacation in Seattle. I just landed today after a 3 1/2 hour flight delay (about 5 hours at the airport before finally taking off) and a 3 hour flight (thanks headwind). I‘m exhausted and decided to stay in my hotel for the night. I finished this book. I loved it. I know I say that a lot about the books I read. I guess I‘ve been picking good ones lately.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LiterarySloth
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At the airport waiting for my flight to the Emerald City. Vacation time. I brought a few books with me. I have a one hour flight delay so I‘ll probably finish this one before I even board the plane.

Update: 3 1/2 hour delay 🙃

RadicalReader Really nice to have books for reading at the airport the best time to want a book too 7mo
LiterarySloth @RadicalReader I always have to stop myself from going to the gift shop and spending too much money on a book haha 7mo
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LiterarySloth
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I‘m glad I had the foresight to bring two books to work. Time to start book 17 of #52booksin52weeks

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMar19 Day 27: #Pretend you are someone else, and turn into that someone - if so, be Batman. Or Beyoncé. I super enjoyed reading Ender‘s Game and thought that the movie adaptation was lacking in grit. Regardless, I have the rest of the books in the series waiting to be read.

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime read Ender's Shadow next, it's fantastic! i love Bean 8mo
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alexandracarpenter
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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is a wonderful SF novel that won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1986. I think it would be an awesome read aloud (RA) in class, or an independent read (IR). This is my favorite book of all time, and I could rave about it for days. However it does deal with some more graphic subjects and has some children fighting, so I would recommend it for more mature 5th and 6th graders only. #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter The publishing company has released a reading group guide to this book that can be found at us.macmillan.com/books/9780812550702 8mo
alexandracarpenter A UDL guideline that goes along with this book could be 3.2 (highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships) since there is a lot of symbolism and interesting relationships between characters in this book! An ESOL strategy I would use would be 49 (give students pre -lexicon assignments when introducing new topics), since this book is science fiction and makes up some new words, which might be confusing to ELs. 8mo
DrSpalding Because of the rich content I think this would make an excellent read aloud. Again nice job in explaining the principles and strategies you have 7mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Remember - the enemy's gate is down.

#LiteraryLuck #Games #BattleSchool

vkois88 I've heard this is good... I just have such a hard time with hardcore Sci-Fi/Fantasy 😔 8mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @vkois88 it's one of my favorite books, i honestly feel it's not too hardcore sci-fi since it's about kids & mainly all takes place at school... but Ender's Shadow is actually even better, same storyline from a different character's viewpoint, even less sci-fi-y, maybe try that one 🙂 8mo
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Literaturenut
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I get why people love this book so much. And the ending is probably what pushed from 3 stars to 4 stars in my mind. Overall, I wasn‘t all that crazy about it. #RevolvingAroundAGame #PopSugarReadingChallenge #14of65 #Audiobook

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Literaturenut
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Oof, I‘m having a hard time with a 6 year old and so much violence. #currentlylistening

KathyWheeler I think it‘s supposed to be hard. It upset me, with the movie, that they made the children so much older. 8mo
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essence_dionne
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I saw this floating around and thought I'd join in on the fun!

📖Sci fi
📖Galaxy Bound
📖Coffee Fuel
📖Magical Powers
📖Salty rivalry
📖Dystopia
📖Android sidekick
📖Amphibians
📖Both
📖YA

@hermyknee
#ThisOrThat #ThisThat #Scifi #Endersgame #books

hermyknee 🙌🏼♥️✨☄️🌙🙌🏼 9mo
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AshleyHoss820
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I had a few issues with certain parts of this book but I appreciate what OSC was trying to do, given the time in which he wrote it. I don‘t want to spoil anything but the use of children, gifted or not, for war, on any level, is disconcerting. This is a Science-Fiction but it could also be part cautionary tale about the lengths people will go to when they think they‘re right. Side note: give the movie a hard pass...

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Ke633
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I‘m definitely late but that‘s how my week is going. Haha!

#HumpDayPost
1. Awesome ice cream place in Houston, TX.
2. I don‘t buy ebooks but the first one I listened to was the tagged book. ☺️
3. 29-ish.
4. I collect some lotr, Chronicles of Narnia, Sherlock Holmes and a very small collection of Shakespeare.
5. My cousin and I want to travel to Canada in June. That might be as exciting as I get this year.

@MinDea

Ke633 This is a pic of my cousin‘s ice cream. I think marshmallows are gross but I had eaten mine immediately and didn‘t get a good pic of it. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ 10mo
BethM That ice cream 😍 10mo
readordierachel It looks like a Disney villain! 10mo
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andytbarnes
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congrats! I tagged this book as it was integral of my love of reading (sci fi in particular). Devoured the whole series as a boy in my accelerated reading class. Bums me out that Scott Card seems to be a big ole jerk :( . @IamIamIam #26KGiveaway

IamIamIam Thanks!! I know, that was tough news. 😞 10mo
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Crashleythudd
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scifiandchocolate
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“There‘s only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that‘s being so good at what you do that they can‘t ignore you.”

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ashley_gilman
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Not the normal genre I read, but I ended up really loving it!! #booklover #lovedit #scifi #fantasy #orsonscottcard

Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! 11mo
ashley_gilman Thank you! 11mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 11mo
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ashley_gilman @RaimeyGallant thanks for the tips!! I‘ll have to try some of them out 😊 11mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚🎄📚 11mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊🙌🏻👋🏻 11mo
ashley_gilman @Eggs thanks a bunch 😊 11mo
jenniferajanes Same for me! I made my teenage daughter read it this year, and she loved it too! 11mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. 👍🏽 11mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 10mo
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eshchory
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My new commute read courtesy of Net Galley.
A little depressing and violent so far but I am interested to see how it develops.
A bit reminiscent of Ender's Game.
#currentlyreading #NetGalley

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JoyBlue
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Finished in one day! Guess I liked it a little. 😉

bookcollecter You will equally enjoy the sequels...maybe even more than the original 😀 12mo
JoyBlue @bookcollecter Thanks for the tip! 😎 12mo
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”Touching her heart is like bathing in ice.”

“I imagine, I imagine it feels like bathing in ice to the person touching her. But how does it feel to her, cold as she is? It must Surely burn like fire.”

kgriffith Novinha is one of his most exquisite characters. She and her family, both before Andrew arrives on Lusitania and after, are so well-developed. One of the reasons I love this book so much. 12mo
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kgriffith
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I didn‘t recognize all of the ways this book resonated until much later in life, but it is no wonder that I was so drawn into this world from the very first pages, when I was 12.

abbielistenstobooks I loved that book so very much, even though I was much older when I read it. At 20, it still resonated with who I was as a kid! OSC really understand children. 12mo
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Moose88
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brandybear22
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“If the other fellow can‘t tell you his story, you can never be sure he isn‘t trying to kill you.”

kgriffith And if he can, you have a roughly 50/50 shot. 😏 13mo
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kgriffith
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I‘m not actively reading, I just have my copy out so I can keep pace with @brandybear22 😏 What I am doing is way less fun and dear god let tomorrow be Mountain Day

brandybear22 Chapter 4, that‘s where I‘ve made it, it‘s been a bit slow reading, what with no time 13mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 Val celebrating Ender‘s 8th birthday in the woods is chapter 9 in my mass market paperback, P122. (This is true and also a test, I‘m recording my screen) 13mo
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APLitlife
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Sci-fi, Horror, fantasy (although, I will pick one up here and there, I normally skip right past)

Blair_Reads Historical fiction, romance, and western. I need to be more open to grabbing something from these genres 13mo
Rachel.Rencher Romance, western & science fiction 12mo
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Xeno
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Is it any surprise that I absolutely love this book? It means an awful lot to me. It was one of the first science fiction stories that touched me in a way that no other book has. It was the realization of my love for this genre.
10/10 alien rating

#sciencefiction #orsonscottcard
#ender

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brandybear22
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"Sometimes lies were more dependable than the truth"

So, so, so true.

kgriffith Are you reading this for the first time?? 14mo
brandybear22 I think so. I believe it was one I thought I'd read before, but now I don't think I have. 14mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 I have a story for you. Also, this was my favorite book of all time until very recently. 14mo
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brandybear22 @kgriffith oh Fuck. I just remembered why I haven't read this book, why it's been on again off again in my list. Now I don't know if I can finish it... 14mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 Is it to do with the book or the author? 14mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 yeah, I had to reckon with that myself. 14mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith I'm guessing that his work isn't going to be more or less offensive than I would expect of our great American Moses' great great grandson. But, going in with that knowledge, do you expect I'll not enjoy the themes of the book? 14mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith in that, I specifically choose this book as a nice easy read to enjoy before school starts. With nothing that relates to my life or work. 14mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 I still read everything he writes in this world, I just don‘t buy any of them. The second book is the best in my opinion, and I think about themes from this series frequently, have written about them for classes, etc. I actually just looked for a way to read it “with” you without having my own copy on hand (I can‘t without buying it which, I‘m not going to do, but I know the first one practically word for word by this point) 14mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 So, I think you‘ll enjoy the book if you can let yourself, and I also get if you can‘t. 14mo
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SexyCajun
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Some might disagree but after getting halfway thru this book today I JUST CAN‘T!! The Author honestly makes me feel like he‘s a CREEP/PEDOPHILE/HOMOPHOBIC ETC. I just CAN‘T

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SexyCajun
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So far MEH 😐 we‘ll see 😒

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BeccawithaBook
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Lunch hour reading. Hopefully I finish it before it‘s over. :(

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Stephuhhnieee
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This was fun!

Song of Achilles
The Time Travelers Wife
Enders Game
Peter Pan
Harry Potter
A Man Called Ove
Never Let Me Go
Interview with the Vampire
Every Day

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🏻🤓 1y
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Meaw_catlady
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I don‘t really know what I think of this book. I liked some of the characters but the children were so twisted and used by the adults that they weren‘t even recognizable as children. So much brutality and anger. I actually was speechless when I found out how old he was. And the ending was actually so sad. No spoilers. Overall though an easy and quick read with a good story and setting .

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Meaw_catlady
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My #TBR stack for September! I‘m going with Sci-Fi / Fantasy for the month! It‘s my birthday month!!! ⭐️🌙🖤😍

MStew 😍👌 1y
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MrLocher
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Memorable story about a very bright boy born into a difficult situation. Because of this, he is sent to a special school for military (virtual) training at an early age. There are significant unexpected twists in this classic that keep the reader interesteed. For advanced YA readers.

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I had always *meant* to read this but it never seemed to happen. I finally made it happen and am so glad that I did. I knew it was well-loved, but enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It is lovely and tragic. I enjoyed the different elements and perspectives, and plan on reading the rest of the series.

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BibliOphelia
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My library holds for Ender‘s Game and Ready Player One (audio) came in at the same time. I‘m as happy as a nerdy 14 year-old boy!!

Oryx That's a good double bill 1y
BibliOphelia @Oryx Right?!? 👍👍💫🎮🚀🌠😜 1y
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This is an amazing, well written book! I just reread it and remembered why I enjoyed it so much. Ender is a true prodigy, and that makes him a tool to help humanity. He‘s taken into space to become a soldier; or even a officer. And this was at the young age of six! His life spirals from there, facing all kinds of obstacles. This is a truly amazing book! #scifi #space #battles #strategy #fight #smart #intelligent #aliens #alien

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
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