Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

A book review by Faith Thompson

 

Ender is only six when he is discovered by the Battle School to be a brilliant leader. Taken from his family, including his beloved older sister, Valentine, Ender is isolated in space, where he must learn all he can, as quickly as he can. There is a war going on – a war against the buggers, creatures from deep space who want to destroy the humans on earth so that they can colonize the planet.

Ender finds himself excelling at everything, even while he is loathed by the other children in the school. He plays game after game of simulation, but in the end – is this a game? What are they training them for?  Or is he training himself?

 

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Bunker 10 by J.A. Henderson


A book review by Madeline Soucie

 

This book has a rather complex plot filled with a few dark turns.

Pinewood Military Installation was located in the middle of nowhere and no one knew about it except for the people working with it, including seven children. But of course there are secrets at Pinewood.

Secrets that led to its explosion on Dec. 24, 2007 for an unknown reason killing all 185 military personnel on the base and the seven children. This story tells their last day…

 

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