The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.
Is Ender the general Earth so desperately needs? The only way to find out is to throw him into ever-harsher training at Battle School, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when his training begins. He will grow up fast.
But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. His two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Among the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
- Synopsis taken from goodreads
What to say about Enders game…. was it the hype that made me disappointed? Maybe it was the book (I received a tiny edition and the itsy bitsy text was annoying to read) or was it the complete lack of plot and character personality.
I’m going to go with a bit of all 3.
What is Enders game about you ask? Well I’ll tell you, they monitor children to see if they have the “right” reactions and responses to specific situations and if they do they get to go to a battle school that is up in space and learn to kill the aliens (buggers) that invaded them 50 years ago in case a BIG IN CASE they come back.
We see Ender our MC go from 6 years old to 11 and believe me you get to be there for the whole 5 years to experience *drum roll* The dull boy that was pro claimed a genius develop into a dull pre-teen.
NOTHING HAPPENS. There is no excitement all we got to see were the “war games” being played out which were boring and once you’ve seen one battle you’ve seen them all, and classes studying the last attack, oh and bulling with a little psychotic violence thrown in there for good measure.
I just kept waiting for the climax and nothing happens!The ending felt like the moment you go to take a drink from your ice cold coca cola on a hot day and find out its flat and tastes of disappointment.
Sorry for anyone that loved this as I know a lot of people do but it just wasn’t for me.
1 and 1/5 Stars **
My feels told by Dean:
As you can see by my Dean montage this didn’t impress me but I’d love to hear what you liked or disliked about it as I know many people love this series but I just couldn’t get into it.
Let me know what you thought of Enders game.