From the #1 New York Times bestseller
At the Battle School, there is only one course of study: the strategy and tactics of war. Humanity is fighting an alien race, and we fight as one. Students are drawn from all nations, all races, all religions, taken from their families as children. There is no room for cultural differences, no room for religious observances, and there is certainly no room for Santa Claus.
But the young warriors disagree. When Dink Meeker leaves a Sinterklaaus Day gift in another Dutch student's shoe, that quiet act of rebellion becomes the first shot in a war of wills that the staff of the Battle School never bargained for.
Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game is the basis of the hit movie of the same name.
THE ENDER UNIVERSE
Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet
Ender’s Shadow series
Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight
The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens
The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston)
The Swarm / The Hive
A War of Gifts / First Meetings
I Liked It
This was a pretty good story. It was well written. It had very thoughtful ideas about religion, and whether it should be banned. I would reccomend the story to Ender fans who want a break from the main storyline.
A War of Gifts - CPF
This story was great even though it was condenced down to about two hours. It explains the struggles with religions and cultures in great detail and seems realistically possible. I loved how it jumps back to Valentine and Peter on earth. This was an overall good book.
While this book isn't as good as some of Card's other books, this book wasn't bad. I get the feeling it was more written as a children's book than as one meant for adults. Zek's struggle with his feelings about his father was well portrayed, and quite realistic. Any child who has gone through a similar situation goes through the same kind of thing.
I all over liked it.