Ender’s Game: More Than Just a Young Adult Sci-Fi Novel
My youngest son at age 14 is a very wide reader. He is very much into young adult science fiction books so it’s no surprise when he bought the best-selling Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I saw the film trailer first before I realized it was the book that my son has recently purchased so I became really curious about how the story goes.
I started flipping through the pages and discovered how exciting and thrilling the book was. Even if it is tagged as a young adult fiction book, I think thrill-seekers and lovers of science fiction novels will definitely love the storyline and the characters of this book. The story basically revolved around the life of Ender Wiggin, a student leader in a school like no other – the Battle School.
This Battle School is found in space and the kids who are taken there must learn to fight at zero gravity. The kids are trained physically and mentally to strategize, fight and win against competing teams in all odds. The immense mix of heroes and villains, as well as the twist and turns of events also made the novel a sure favorite among the younger generation. From an adult’s point of view, the novel will pique your curiosity on how children would really think and act, but I guess for the younger ones, this book best gives their thoughts a chance to rear free beyond what’s imaginable.