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Book Report Enders Game, By Orson Scott Card

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Book Title: Ender's GameAuthor: Orson Scott CardGenre: Science FictionSetting Location: Earth and SpaceTime Period: The future (around 2070)CharactersEnder - Ender is the main character in the story and he is six years old when the story begins. He is the younger brother of Peter and Valentine, at age six Ender is chosen by Colonel Graff and the International Fleet to help save mankind from the buggers. Ender is afraid of his brother and loves his sister. Wherever he goes, Ender makes things happen, and by age nine he is given his own army to command. Ender is angry at the various people who manipulate him throughout the novel.Valentine - Ender's older sister is the only person in the world who truly loves him. She protects him from Peter, their cruel older brother. Along with Peter, Valentine takes an active interest in the world's political situation, and writing under the false name Demosthenes, she begins to exert influence over the growing situation. Valentine also writes a letter to Ender at one point that helps him get control of himself. At the end of the book, Valentine convinces Ender to go with her to colonize the bugger worlds, and she works on a history of the world on the way there. Later she travels with Ender as he searches for a new world for the buggers.Peter - Ender's older brother Peter is a cruel and evil child, gifted in manipulation. He has the same ruthlessness that his siblings contain but without any of their compassion. Valentine is able to protect Ender as best she can from Peter until Ender goes away. Peter then decides to take an active role in world affairs and convinces Valentine to help him. Under the false name Locke he begins to gather power, working through the communication nets. After Ender's victory Peter obtains total control of earth and becomes Hegemon, the ruler of the world. His ambition is satisfied and he actually makes for a good ruler, although he is as immoral as he ever was.Colonel Graff - Graff has unerring faith in Ender and, although he manipulates Ender, he also loves him. Graff is the head of the Battle School until Ender leaves, at which time he accompanies him until he passes off the training of Ender to Mazer Rackham. He is one of the few characters who at various times allows Ender to act like the child he is, although Graff also demands much of Ender. He is put on trial...

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