|Author:||Orson Scott Card|
|Reading Level (Conceptual):||Sophisticated readers |
|Reading Level (Vocabulary):||Children 12 and up |
|Genre:||Science fiction |
|Year of publication:||1977 |
Story of a boy who is raised (some would say, manipulated) to use his gifts to save humanity, and the thanks he gets. Easy to read, but not appropriate for young readers.
Caution: Lots of violence, some racial stereotyping.
The only answer to bullying, per Orson Scott Card, is to beat the ringleader to a pulp, if not worse.
(It might not sound like it, but we did enjoy this book, when we were not wincing...)
Other books for about ages 12 and up
Other books about/for gifted children
Other reviews: Ender's Game