Card has taken the venerable sf concepts of a superman and an interstellar war against aliens, and, with superb characterization, pacing and language, combined them into a seamless story of compelling power.
I really enjoyed this book. The book was a good study in character development. I didn't like the swearing or the course way some subjects were dealt with or how young boys were treated. It reminded me of 'Maze Runner' or 'Lord of the Flies' in dealing with young boys.
But overall, it was a fascinating book and I had a hard time putting it down.
Some swearing, course language, themes of bullying, death, war and aliens.
Boys would like this book.