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Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday 56 #3


This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56

 Rules:

 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it.
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
 
Summary:
 
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. 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. Ender's two older siblings 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.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 324 pages (Mass Market Paperback)
Publication Date: July 15th 1994 by Tor Science Fiction (first published 1977) 
 


 
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5 comments:

  1. I haven't read the book, but am hearing everywhere how good it is!

    Happy weekend!

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  2. Great quotation! Although I had mixed feelings about this book, the battle scenes are great.

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  3. OOo have had him on my list to read for ages. He lives somewhere in my state I think.

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  4. I still haven't read this but I really need to. Everyone seems to enjoy it.

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