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Read it and Weep

Jan 23, 2012

The second half of Ender's Game is less good than the first.  Instead of playing laser tag in space, Ender exterminates an entire race of sentient beings, then gets all preachy about it.  The kids who wrote political comments on message boards are given supreme leadership of the world.  There are dirigibles.  It's the future, and people ride in freaking dirigibles!

Despite the strange turns the story took, we focus on what's really important: the psychological impacts of all this killing on a child.  And when it comes to children murdering people, there's only one person to talk to.  You may remember Lisa from our review of The Hunger Games where she dispensed some great insight into the mass-murdering child brain.