Today’s Prompt: A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
My best friend from middle school recommended this book to me and it was a long time before I actually read it. I kept thinking that it would be boring because I didn’t really care for science fiction at the time. Every time I picked the book up, I just couldn’t bring myself to open it and start reading.
Then my mom actually bought me a copy of Ender’s Game, and I hate having unread books just sitting around in my room, so I began to read. And I was instantly hooked. Young Andrew (Ender) is selected for Battle School, chosen over his sweet sister Valentine and his rather tyrannical brother, Peter. Battle School trains an elite force of children for combat with the alien race known as “Buggers.” Ender rises up through the ranks to become commander of the best army in Battle School, but he does not lose himself in the grueling process, as many of the other children do.
I no longer own the book. After reading it countless times, I donated it to the fledgling library of a public school near where I live so that other kids might enjoy it, too. It’s a classic of both YA literature and science fiction.