These are my thoughts about "Ender's Game":
The book was engaging and entertaining. I rarely was disinterested and found myself thinking about it when I wasn't reading it. Good sign. Let's break this down:
What I liked about this book:
I really love that Orson Scott Card took a 6 year old and gave him credit enough to think like an adult. People don't appreciate the capability of a child's mind. Ender Wiggin was a military leader by the age of 11. You see this a lot in church. Parents will bring their children to the service but put them in Sunday School. Do you think children aren't capable of understanding things like that? Silliness. What I love even more about this book is that Ender is not the only one with a brain, his "friends" and siblings are as well.
Other things that I really liked about this book... I loved all the parts with the game simulator. Totally wish we had something like that now.
The more I think about this book, the more I like it... and I keep thinking about it...
Things I did not like about this book:
I didn't like the ending, I feel like it was kinda a cop out. I also thought it was rather anti-climactic... kinda wish there was more to it, but from what I understand, it's the first book in a series. Go figure. Yeah, it's called the Ender's Shadow Series. Not sure if I want to actually read them. Oh well.
Overall, I was impressed with this book. Not enough so that I can't wait to read the next one, but I think in time I would like to read them all. Out of five stars, I think I would give it 4 stars! Win!