and I absolutely loved it! When I first picked it up at the book store I wasn't too excited. It just did not look like something I would usually choose, but many of my friends had recommended it. I guess that I judged it too harshly. However, after starting the first chapter, I was hooked! THIS BOOK IS GENIUS! I really loved the characters and especially the main character, Ender. He was such a strong character. This book is definitely one of my favorites, being full of excitement and a carefully thought out plot. And MAN! Does this book make you think, even after putting it down! I was very impressed and would recommend this to anybody who likes sci-fi or kick-butt characters! Although I thought the ending was kind of sad, I will still re-read this book over and over again!