This book was really, really interesting- I could hardly put it down! I would read a bunch and then it was- ‘just one more chapter’, and then ‘just one more chapter’, and so on until I had read five more chapters. The main character, Wander- later Wanda, was really likable and it was easy to relate to her. The people in the book seemed like real people, and I liked them. Wanda is a spirity-silvery being, and her race acts likes parasites in that they take over people’s bodies. Wanda gets a girl, a host, named Melanie that won’t go away, and so they both live in the same body. It’s a big book, but it will go fast because it’s so cool.
Ender’s Game is a good book but I liked Ender’s Shadow even better. It is basically the same story, only told from another character’s view point. Bean is one of the other children at battle school, and I came to like him more than Ender. It starts a whole new series of science fiction books by Orson Scott Card. If you liked Ender’s game, try Ender’s shadow. It is great.
Ender’s Shadow is a partner novel to Ender’s Game which is also written by Orson Scott Card. It tells the story of Bean, a very young boy who is extremely intelligent and gifted. He is recruited into Battle School where the most intelligent children are sent and trained to fight in the war against the Buggers, an alien species that wishes to take over the Earth.
Bean is simply an incredible character who rises from the most desperate situation of living on the streets at a year old to saving the planet while still in his early childhood. Ender’s Game which tells the story of Ender WIggin, the bright hope of Earth did not do him justice.
I do not usually enjoy the sci-fi genre and I didn’t think Ender’s Game was anything special, but I could not put Ender’s Shadow down. It is a fascinating tale that keeps you turning pages and wanting more. It has become a favorite that I believe many individuals will enjoy immensely.