Ender’s Game

I just finished the sci-fi book by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game.  An alien race, called the Buggers has attacked humanity.  We have already fought two wars in our home solar system which humanity has barely won.  The world has pulled together and is looking for someone who can lead us to victory against the buggers.  Enter Ender Wiggin. He is a young boy who is particularly brilliant and the military leaders decide has a possibility of being this brilliant commander that they are looking for.  The book explores the loneliness and isolation that Ender feels and how he hates to hurt people but they won’t leave him alone so he has to hurt them.

I know that I’ve been sparse on details but I don’t want to give too much away.  It’s an excellent read; although disturbing at parts.  I have found myself sort of sad and lonely after finishing the book because Orson Scott Card did such a good job putting me into Enders shoes.

This book is definitely on my must read sci-fi list.