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Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
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Mar 04, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in March, 2010

Poignant and entrancing, this book put a new spin on life for me. I'm surprised I haven't been immersed in this series, before. It questioned the meaning of humanity, and what makes us human, a surprisingly deep thought in an enjoyable sci-fi novel. Perhaps, it is what made it so enjoyable. I've decided it is the selfless sacrifice we silently sacrifice, whether emotionally, or in life or death situations in the street or full-fledged war.

As always, Card is effective in portraying many dimensions in a character, bringing them to life for the reader. After reading To the Lighthouse I've realized the dilemma of what people actually feel and think is a much bigger reality than I realized, even (or especially) in fiction.

One thing is certain, I will be delving further into the Bean/Ender series, and as we speak am putting the remaining books on hold at the library.

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Orson Scott Card
“I'm not stupid!" In Bean's experience, that was a sentence never uttered except to prove its own inaccuracy.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Shadow

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