Orson Scott Card gifted us with the far-future tale of humans versus the insect-like aliens, known as the Buggers. The tension in this book is kept high by never quite knowing what obstacle is going to be thrown at Ender next. Orson Card truly put together a twisted, harsh, thoroughly entertaining read. The story maintains a tight aspect of great need, the need to keep the human race alive in the universe. The reader often catches glimpses of the adults in the story privately regretting putting Ender, and all the other kids at Battleschool, through such hell. Having this human side to the procrastinators of the story really rounded it out and made it a classic.