Ender’s Game is an enjoyable hero-story-cum-space-opera featuring a small boy who is plucked from ignomy as the third child in a family on population-restricted Earth, and taken away to join the space academy and fight a great threat to humanity.
It’s actually far more engaging that I’m making it sound. Card ensures that Ender is suitably conflicted about his role, and that fact he is a child is brought forward just enough to make the character believable, despite the entirely unbelievable setting he finds himself in.
All in all, a very good read. Although, I will say the resemblence in story-line to The Last Starfighter is making want to track down that old classic. This is especially the case considering the age of the protagonist and the early-teen style of the writing.