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The Cheap Reader

The Cheap Reader is Alison. She works in a library and dreams of one day becoming a Youth Services Librarian. She loves reading and has a soft spot in her heart for YA and MG fiction.

Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin Series #1)

Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin Series #1) - I like that it’s a good book for everyone. I’m still a bit fuzzy about what age group the book is technically classified for. I feel like a 10 year old, their teenage sibling, and their parent could all pick this book up and be fine with reading it. It’s very readable to all age levels. It doesn’t feel childish even though we’re dealing with a very young protagonist but it also doesn’t feel old and boring like how adult fiction can sometimes be.I initially enjoyed the battles and practices. It was fairly interesting. Then it got to be really boring. It was all they were doing and I can only take so much of reading about these practices. Then there’s the fact that I was having a really hard time visualizing what the practices looked like. I couldn’t really imagine how these kids were pulling off the maneuvers. I wanted to see more of what was going on outside the practice room. Eventually we got out of the battle room and went to command school but it felt like more of the same. I really wanted to see more of the outside world. What’s the deal with the buggers? Why are we relying on kids to save us? Too many questions, not enough answers.Ender was odd. I have no problem with young protagonists. I generally read YA/MG and children’s books so a young protagonist isn’t a big deal. He just never, ever felt his age. He was 6 when the book started but he didn’t act, speak, think like any 6 year old I know. This carries on through out the book as he grows up. He never felt right. Maybe if the book changed the ages and started the book when he as 13 or so I would have liked it/connected with it more.The bottom line? It was enjoyable enough. It’s not my type of science fiction though