HelloKatieO’s #CBR4 Review 38: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
I had never heard of Ender’s Game until about a year ago when I read about the movie casting on Deadline. They assembled a formidable cast of young actors and actresses. And well, Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff? Viola Davis as Gwen Anderson? Obviously.
I had no idea that it was a classic Sci Fi book that many, many of my male and female friends cite as the reason they love Sci Fi. Or that people read it in school. Or that it was so awesome.
The premise of the book is that the government identifies genius children and selects the most outstanding children to attend battle training school, in hopes they will someday defeat the aliens threatening their country. Families are permitted two children, but if the first two children show particular promise, they can produce a third child in hopes of creating another prodigy child. Ender (Asa Butterfield) is one of these third children.