Summer Learning - One School One Story

One School-One Story

Ender’s Game 

 

Considered by some to be the best sci-fi novel ever written, Ender's Game hits the trifecta: deeply emotional and character-driven, brilliantly intellectual, and exciting as all get out. This is the kind of book the phrase "page-turner" was invented to describe: Most people finish it in one sitting, unable to put it down - Common Sense .

 

Join the NVMI family as we read the book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.  We want everyone - Cadets, Staff, Families - to enjoy reading the book together this summer.  We will have special events and competitions throughout our reading time!  Come together as a community as we read the incredible science fiction novel, Ender’s Game!

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Starting on June 15, you can listen and read along to an audio version of the book specially produced for NVMI.  We will be releasing two chapters a week - one on Monday and one on Thursday on our NVMI YouTube channel!

 

We will also have book clubs for both Middle and High School on Wednesday at 11, starting June 17.  The link for these Zoom groups will be found on this One School-One Story page of the school webpage, where there will also be information about the book, discussion questions and activity ideas.  

 

Copies of Ender’s Game will be available for free at the school.  They will be handed out during your assigned time to return material from the current school year starting June 8.  

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From Goodreads: 

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. The result of genetic experimentation, Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. He will grow up fast.

 

But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway almost as long. Ender's two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. While Peter was too uncontrollably violent, Valentine very nearly lacks the capability for violence altogether. Neither was found suitable for the military's purpose. But they are driven by their jealousy of Ender, and by their inbred drive for power. Peter seeks to control the political process, to become a ruler. Valentine's abilities turn more toward the subtle control of the beliefs of commoner and elite alike, through powerfully convincing essays. Hiding their youth and identities behind the anonymity of the computer networks, these two begin working together to shape the destiny of Earth-an Earth that has no future at all if their brother Ender fails.

 

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