I thought it a good yarn, but spent most of the time waiting for some relief from the heaviness- wouldn't recommend it for people who like fun fantasy- definitely sci -fi, not fantasy catagory. well thought out, interesting story, but i like to enjoy the world i read about-this is not a world i would care to be in.
I have been meaning to read this book for while now. It is a sci-fi classic, and rightly so. The story is about a young boy named Ender who at the age of six is taken away from his parents willingly and goes off to the equivalent of military school. The commanders of the military think Ender could turn into a military genius and they try to groom him as such. Ender learns how to strategize and command and even through the book, while not even the age of 11, the lives and hopes of the entire human race depend on him. The book was very engrossing. I had trouble putting it down.