With Ender's Game, I became attached to Ender, I loved him. In all honesty there was were a couple of times where I actually cried as I read this book (I know I sound crazy but it's true). I don't want to spoil anything for anyone but I know that this book has received many mixed reviews. Most of them are because of the author's personal viewpoint about gender or whatnot, while others have been about the pace of the book.
When it comes to the pace of the book it does start off fast in the beginning and it seems to slow down (drastically) toward the middle and it does pick up again at the end. For me the pace was not so bad because overall I did enjoy the story. I was rooting for Ender all the way.
Overall I think I would give this book a 4 - 4.5. The pacing did affect it a bit with the long middle section, though I did like that we got to know a bit more of Peter and Valentine. I think what really did it for me to make this book one of my favorites would be Ender. Even though he was being pushed to his breaking point, he kept going and although he had a few obstacles (for the lack of a better word) he still kept going, plus the kid was a genius! I do recommend this book because it is a must read at least once in your life or maybe just attempt to. Now I can officially watch the movie!
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