Sunday, February 12, 2012

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 24

Day 24 – A book I wish more people would read

 
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Ender's Game. I had never heard of this book until my sister told me about it last year. She had read it for an English class her freshman year of college and written a paper about it. She explained that even though it was science fiction, she didn’t really feel like that’s what the book was about. (Neither of us are big science fiction fans.) Sure, there were alien lifeforms and gravitational alterations and galactic wars, but she insisted the book was more about children and their relationships to each other. Well, she was right. The book was fascinating and I couldn’t put it down! Definitely one of my favorite books now. I think this is a great read for anyone, from children to adults.

P.S. - Ender was the character I wanted to use for Day 15, but I decided to save his story for today instead.

Have you read this book? Heard about it? Apparently it's a series, so I need to go find the second one soon!

2 comments:

Colette said...

The series is huge -- 11 novels, various short stories, and some comics/graphic novels. I will admit I wasn't a huge fan of *Ender's Game,* but two friends of mine who loved the story said I should give *Ender's Shadow,* which is actually narrated by Bean, a try.

Megan Stroup said...

Oh wow, I wasn't expecting that. Well I will definitely try Ender's Shadow next, then! Thanks for the tip.