I read Ender’s Game when I was in middle school, but it didn’t leave that much of an impression on me (or at least I didn’t remember it being a must read). However, I had heard some people recommending it again recently so I decided to give it another try.
After listening to Ender’s Game for a second time, it is much better than I previously remembered. I went through the book super fast, as I just wanted to keep listening to it. The characters in Ender’s Game are so intriguing, and the storyline is still relevant now (even though the book was written 1985).
There are three distinct sections of Ender’s Game: before Ender is sent to Battle School, while Ender is in Battle School, and after Ender finishes Battle School. My favorite part of the book was the middle when Ender is actually in Battle School, and I just found the strategy aspect so appealing and interesting. It is all about strategy/tactics and being able to lead people, and Ender’s character is simultaneously god-like and human.
If you are sci-fi fan, Ender’s Game is a must read; even if you are like me and have read it before, I think it is good enough that it deserves a re-read. The book left a much greater impression on me now than it did when I was younger, and it might be the kind of book that gets better as you get older.
Ender’s Game Recommendation Rating: 5
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for