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ENDER'S GAME reading levels


ENDER'S GAME is a remarkable book.  Winner of two prestigious Science Fiction Awards, it currently  has 4.28 STARS from 489,714 reviewers at GoodReads.  

Reasons for the books' popularity include the quality of Orson Scott Card's writing and his ability to include emotional elements in his plotting.  One can't help but feel for the children that are torn from their families, nor to hope that they can come up with a solution so that the Buggers don't conquer mankind.

For any age, Ender's Game is definitely guy-friendly.  


bookcover of ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
ENDER'S GAME

*Nebula Award Winner*
*Hugo Award Winner*
*Locus Award Nominee*

Aliens have attacked in Earth space and the prognoses looks grim.  So in an effort to save humanity children are genetically created to be military geniuses.  

The Wiggins family has 3 three brilliant children: Ender, Peter, and Valentine.  But it is only the two boys who have a talent for things martial and that sets off the emotional dynamic in this series, especially after Ender is chosen for Battle School and sadistic Peter is excluded.

Truly a brilliant, intelligent book.

Word Count: 100,609
Page Count: 352
Accelerated Reading  5.5 / points: 16.0
AR quiz: 28441
Lexile: 780L


bookcover of SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD  by Orson Scott Card
SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD
*Nebula Award Winner*
*Hugo Award Winner*
*Locus Award Winner*
*Cambell Ward Nominee*

Word Count: 128,569
Accelerated Reading  6.1 / points: 21.0
AR quiz: 28448
Lexile: 850L


bookcover of XENOCIDE  by Orson Scott Card
XENOCIDE
*Hugo Award Nominee*
*Locus Award Nominee*

Word Count: 179,484
Accelerated Reading  level: 6.3 / points: 29.0
AR quiz: 28452
Lexile: 890L


bookcover of CHILDREN OF THE MIND  by Orson Scott Card
CHILDREN OF THE MIND
Word Count: 113,042
Accelerated Reading level: 6.2 / points: 18.0
AR quiz: 28455
Lexile: 860L


ENDER'S SHADOW
Word Count: 140,695
Accelerated Reading  level: 5.9 / points: 22.0
AR quiz: 32282
Lexile: 780L


SHADOW OF THE HEGEMON
Word Count: 113,827
Accelerated Reading level: 6.3 / points: 19.0
AR quiz: 46855
Lexile: 860L


SHADOW OF THE GIANT
Word Count: 106,328
Accelerated Reading level: 5.7 / points: 17.0
AR quiz: 86588
Lexile: 830L


The following books are set in Ender's universe but are not part of the numbered series.

ENDER IN EXILE

The war is over and not the children of the Battle School must readapt to life in the outside the military.  But where do they go?  They haven't seen their families for years.

And poor Ender.  He saved humanity, but now he's reviled. No longer allowed to live on Earth he chooses exile with his sister Valentine.  And they choose the stars and beyond!


Word Count: 126,600
Accelerated Reading level: 6.0 / points: 20.0
AR quiz: 126924
Lexile: 840L


  WAR OF GIFTS

At the Battle School religious holidays are outlawed. Dink Meeker consequently sets off a mini rebellion when he tucks a present into another student's shoe.  Some surprising alliances are created for Dink and Ender and ultimately The War over Santa Claus forces everyone to make a choice.

Word Count: 20,922
Accelerated Reading level: 4.9 / points: 3.0
AR quiz: 119003
Lexile: 730L


FIRST MEETINGS IN ENDER'S UNIVERSE

This book contains 3 novellas about Ender's family, and it includes the original ENDER'S GAME.

Word Count: 48,319
Accelerated Reading level: 5.6 / points: 8.0
AR quiz: 75120
Lexile: 850L