Not even a spilled coffee could spoil my excitement as I read Ender’s Game. A story set in a futuristic tale. The Earth has already exhausted its powers when they survived the second attack of the buggers, an insect-like alien that threatens the existence of the human race. Thus, the government plans in making an invincible army out of genetically modified children.
Ender, a six-year old kid, is one of the children who have been chosen to participate in the program. They studied science and mathematics at the battle school, a place that resides in outer space. Above all, they play the simulation game in the battle room. They are divided into armies and are scheduled to fight, armed laser guns and their wits. For several years, that was Ender living for and he knew he was good at it.
Unlike any other novels, this book leaves a space of imagination. Orson Scott Card’s writing style is straightforward and concrete. He only describes what only is necessary. He made every word tells. Ender’s Game is like a coloring book, only one that is not colored and you have to do the work. By that process, it’s not only the book making the picture but so are you.
The story is full of challenges to experience and lessons to learn. A character battling not only for the world but also for his identity, Ender is interesting enough to be observed. There are stimulating subplots and applauding twist. The readers don’t need to be a science fiction fanatic to enjoy the story, provided that they are willing to use their imagination. Read it. A great adventure awaits.