It's kind of redundant to tell people that this is a good story, because it's probably one of the best know modern science fiction novels. A boy is sent off to "Battle School" in a crash program to train a new generation of fighters to defend Earth against an alien invasion. But it's not quite your average "boy sent to boarding school" book, because the school presents some unusual challenges, and the teachers seem to be breaking all the rules to put our hero under more and more stress, forcing him to dig deeper and deeper to meet one crazy challenge after another. Very dramatic, except for some weird passages involving a computer game that kind of dragged for me.
Orson Scott Card is the target of some dislike because of his active involvement in anti-gay-rights movements. Nothing much of that is visible in any of his books that I have seen.
This book was absolutely amazing. It is so creatively done, and it never lost my full attention. It's a look at what our future may hold, and it is truly astonishing. I would definitely recommend this book for all ages.
Ender's life is full of challenges which only increase in difficulty. Every member of his family is special. Who knew where he would end? The story of a boy struggling to find himself and his stamp on society. Much better than the distopia novels.
Ender's Game is a book of decisions and attitude. Andrew Wiggin is sent to Battleschool, where he is destined to save humanity from an alien race called the Buggers. He doesn't want to kill...he thinks it's all a game. Is it? This tells of a boy who grows up to be something he doesn't want to be. A very good book, including the ones that follow.