I really thought I'd like this a lot more than I did. It had a great beginning and I thought the Peter/Valentine parts were engaging but, given their ages, pretty far fetched. I did sympathize with Ender, but grew weary of just about every facet of the Battle School, from the peer strategics, to all the endless games. [That he was a little kid throughout made it hard to suspend disbelief, but then I had the same problem with A Clockwork Orange.] Eh, ...I don't think this book was meant for me.