If you haven’t heard of the book, then you may have at least heard of (or seen) the movie. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is on sale for your reading pleasure for $5.50 (originally $12.99).
About the book:
Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who?
Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.
Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender’s childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. Among the elite recruits Ender proves himself to be a genius among geniuses. He excels in simulated war games. But is the pressure and loneliness taking its toll on Ender? Simulations are one thing. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle School is just a game. Isn’t it?
This book is really good. In fact many call it a science fiction classic and a must-read when you’re growing up. I happen to agree with this statement. The movie did a decent job getting most of the points…but of course didn’t come close to the awesomeness that is the book. Don’t get me wrong. The movie is still definitely worth the watch. Make popcorn, pour yourself some whiskey and try to leave – most of – your book bias on the bookshelf.