Book Report Enders Game, by Orson Scott Card

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Book Title: Ender's Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Genre: Science Fiction

Setting Location: Earth and Space

Time Period: The future (around 2070)


Ender - Ender is the main character in the story and he is six years old when the story begins. He is the younger brother of Peter and Valentine, at age six Ender is chosen by Colonel Graff and the International Fleet to help save mankind from the buggers. Ender is afraid of his brother and loves his sister. Wherever he goes, Ender makes things happen, and by age nine he is given his own army to command. Ender is angry at the various people who manipulate him throughout the novel.

Valentine - Ender's older sister is the only person in the world who truly loves him. She protects him from Peter, their cruel older brother. Along with Peter, Valentine takes an active interest in the world's political situation, and writing under the false name Demosthenes, she begins to exert influence over the growing situation.

Valentine also writes a letter to Ender at one point that helps him get control of himself. At the end of the book, Valentine convinces Ender to go with her to colonize the bugger worlds, and she works on a history of the world on the way there. Later she travels with Ender as he searches for a new world for the buggers.

Peter - Ender's older brother Peter is a cruel and evil child, gifted in manipulation. He has the same ruthlessness that his siblings contain but without any of their compassion. Valentine is able to protect Ender as best she can from Peter until Ender goes away. Peter then decides to take an active role in world affairs and convinces Valentine to help him. Under the false name Locke he...