Ender’s Shadow, by Orson Scott Card, is about a very small child named Bean who started starving on the streets and finished becoming a commander of a fleet of spacecraft.
This book is from a third person
limited view of Bean. Bean has been underestimated by everyone for his small
size until he shows just how clever he is. The main point that the book
builds up to in the story is the war
with an alien race that the humans call the “Buggers”, who threatened the human
race’s existence during the first war. The second main character is a child
named Ender. Ender takes control of an army in Battle School. Battle School is
a place that trains children how to fight in space so they can defend Earth
when the Buggers attack. Ender uses this army he has to get high scores on the
school’s ranking system so that he can soon take command of an actual fleet in
space. Ender is then the one child the School’s staff leans toward to defeat the
Buggers and eliminate them from existence.
This book is wonderful to the
general public who enjoys a good sci-fi story while wondering what bean will do
next in his goal to become a leader.