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This week I read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I read
from page 1 to 353.
The book starts off with Ender getting his monitor off.
A monitor is something that they but on the back of these
peoples necks to see if they are a good candidate to be a
general to fight the buggers. The buggers are aliens. Well,
since he is not monitored anymore people who have always
wanted to fight him can now fight them. He ends up
winning all of the fights and he goes home. As it turns out
taking off his monitor was a test to see how he would
handle people that fight him. A general then explains that
he want to send Ender to battle school so he can learn how
to fight in space. Ender decides to go. When he gets there
he finds out that it is very tough. He ends up killing 2 kids
and breaking count less numbers of bones in the 4 years
that he is there. While he is there he plays a virtual reality
game. When he beats the game the computer makes up a
place called the end of the world. There are some very
disturbing things here. Eventually Ender graduates battle
school (2 years earlier that anybody has ever graduated,
he's a genius.) He then goes to command school were he
learns how to control fleets of star ships. They put him in a
simulator and he is given many missions to fly. Then one
day his inspectors say that today is his final mission before
they grade him. He up agents a whole planet and a vast
number of ships. He ends up winning by using a secret
weapon on the planet that blows it up. When he finishes the
battle he realizes that everyone is cheering behind him.
When he asks why they tell him that all of his missions
were real ones against the buggers and that he had just
destroyed all of the buggers.
My favorite character in this book is Ender. He is my
favorite character for many reasons. One reason is that he is
really smart. He has a photographic memory and he has a
200 IQ. He also could out smart adults when he was 5.
Another reason why I like him is because he likes to play
video games. He says that they make him even smarter.
Another reasons why I like Ender is because he doesn't let
people take advantage of him.
My least favorite character in this book would have to
be Peter Wiggin. I despise him for a few reasons. First off
because he is a jerk. He always beats up Ender and
Valentine. He does this because he always needs to be in
control. Another reason why I don't like peter is because he
is just as smart as Ender but he uses his smarts for evil
purposes. He once skinned a squirrel with out killing it so
he could watch it die. Another reason why I don't like him
is because even after Ender saves the world he still doesn't
give Ender any respect.
My favorite part in this book is when Ender defeats
the buggers. This is my favorite part for 3 reasons. One,
because the buggers have been destroying mankind since
the year 2034. Two, Because they are ruthless killers.
Finally because they have been abducting humans since
1940. They would freeze them in tubs or cut them open.
My least favorite part in this book is when they take
the monitor off Ender. I dislike this part for a few reasons.
First off is because it is a very painful process. It has been
in the back of kids necks since they were 4 and they are
taking it out when they are 6. They end up having to knock
him out in order to remove it. Another reasons is because
after he gets the monitor taken off he gets beet up. Another
reasons is because everyone hates Ender because when they
take off your monitor that means you didn't make it to the
battle school when infact he did make it.
We'll, I loved this book! I read the whole thing in less
than a week. You should read it, especially if you like vivid
descriptions. I got to go. See you later.
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