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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game

Maverick Hunter Zero, April 16, 2007

I am a high school student in San Diego and I’ve always been a science fiction fan. I am creditable to be commenting on this book because I have read a vast majority of different types of novels. I read this book because I heard great remarks about it and the story line sounded very interesting to me.

Ender’s Game is defiantly one of the best science fiction books I read because of Orson Scott Cards writing style. He keeps a balance of sentences to include the use of short but powerful, long and descriptive, with the majority being moderate length. Also, the story creates its own flow that entices a reader to read further and further into the story. The story characters, except for the main character, are developed rapidly so that they do not take away from the story and the main character. The main character’s development is crucial to helping the story portrays the characters feeling of being alone and separated from everyone else.

Orson Scott Card is no doubt a great writer that is capable of using a variety of techniques that help make an otherwise normal story great.. As with any fictional story there is a back-story to help the reader understand the past and the present. He takes his story through an ironic self-fulfilling prophecy by foreshadowing the events that were to come. One of the things that make Ender’s Game a great book is how the theme of fear can be seen all throughout history, whether it was the fear of communism, or the growing fear of terrorists. Another ideal that makes this a great book is the way the main character is able to accomplish impossible feats with the odds greatly stacked against him. However, the foreshadowing and repeated themes take away from the sudden surprise of the climax at the end of the story.

Ender’s Game can be understood by just about anybody. Nevertheless, it seems to me that the author is directing the meaning towards teenagers and older people since they have a better understanding of how this book uses historical references. Additionally, the use of fear to control people plays a critical role in the story. Ender’s Game is a great literary work because anyone can get into reading this book.
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