Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

324 pages first pub 1985 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous dark tense medium-paced
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In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadisti...

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Moods

adventurous 85%
dark 53%
tense 51%
emotional 37%
challenging 27%
reflective 27%
mysterious 24%
sad 21%
inspiring 12%
hopeful 9%
funny 4%
informative 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 33%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 29% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 41% | Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 17% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

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