Told through the mind of a boy, Ender game is relatable to teenagers who also struggle with difficult choices and feelings of unfairness. Orson Scott Card writes most of the story from the third person perspective, but deeply describes Ender’s thought process. This writing style is effective for me because it allows me to identify with what Ender feels. Ender struggles through hour after hour of blistering training, each chapter keeps me on the edge of my seat, wanting more.
At the beginning of the book, Ender travels deep into space and begins his training to become a military general. Ender begins to show his unbelievable commanding skills and his fellow classmates start to show jealousy. The other trainees begin to team up on him and make him feel like he is hated. On top of this, the teachers in the military school are constantly taking advantage of Ender by abusing their power and they never treat him fairly. Ender begins to feel as if the world is against him and he starts to become angry. As he progresses through his training his anger level continues to increase and he improves at lighting fast rates. In the end, Ender did not use his anger against others. It goes to show, In life, when you are in the darkest of places, like Ender, do not use your anger against someone else, instead, let your anger carry you out of your dark place.
The Enders Game stirred many emotions within me. At times I felt angry, and at other times I felt sad. When Ender was down, I would always try and communicate to Ender as if he were right beside me. I would think, “they are tricking you!”, “don't let them intimidate you!, but he never listened. Every single time I finished a suspenseful chapter, I would sit back and imagine myself in the same place Ender had just been. I would replace Ender with myself and I would feel the same emotions he had felt. When Ender was bullied I would become sad and when Ender did something incredible, but nobody acknowledged it, I would feel angry. I have never felt emotions like this before while reading and I think the reason the book grasped me so much is because of the writing style. Orson Scott Card does an incredible job of switching between third person and first person. Towards the end of the book, Ender is given an extremely large task, a task only one man has ever successfully done before. As Ender took on his task I felt as if I was watching it through Enders eyes.
A button is pressed, the world lives, another button and the world we know is destroyed. If you like suspense, action, and amazing writing, the Enders Game is the perfect read for you!
~ RATING: ***** 5/5