Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Book of The Month

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a six year old genius. In fact, his genius has given him the opportunity to attend a special smart kid’s school, training and teaching him to become an astronaut before he can even drive a car. Not that driving cars is on anyone’s mind or to do list, with the Earth under constant attack from “buggers”, a race of aliens bent on the destruction of mankind. Ender lives in a world filled with military training and endless battle games designed to train the young genius of Earth in the art and skill of war.

It doesn’t take long for Ender to end up the head of his battle group, winning every single simulation put up against him. He may not be the teacher or his class mate’s favorite but he’d proven time and time again, that Ender could possibly be the one to end humanities struggle with their alien visitors.

But does Ender want that? Does he want to wipe out an entire civilization on his own? While from the outside “Ender’s Game” is a battle of Human vs. Alien, the real battle becomes within Ender’s own choices, to live a life of war or to find him in a life of peace. What do the people of Earth really know about their alien attackers? What could possible go wrong when you train kids to kill and destroy?

Ender’s Game by Orson Wells Scott is the start of an exciting and limitless science fiction series about the life of Andrew Wiggin and the struggles he faces on behalf of humanity. Set in a time of war and military, the novel takes a look at the sacrifices and trails we make in order to stay human and more importantly the consequences of war on the people who fight it.

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