Week #24: A Book You Learned From.
I wasn’t a big science fiction fan for a long time, but one book helped change my view.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
I wasn’t thrilled when it was assigned summer reading when I was getting ready to start the IB program in 2003.
However, I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading it. The story was so intriguing, that I didn’t want to stop.
As I delved into the world of Ender, Valentine, his family, and the intricate / complicated world of Battle School and Command School, I learned several things. I learned to better appreciate the genre of science fiction, but I also identified with several of the characters. I saw parts of myself in Ender, Valentine, Rackham, and Colonel Graff. Thinking about it now, some of the wars and political themes aren’t so far off from our real world at the moment. I think this book also helped me become a better writer, and to be more considerate of other genres.
I learned later that there are other books with Ender. Eventually, I want to read them all.
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂