Everything you need to understand or teach Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
Each chapter of Ender's Game opens with a conversation between the government officials who are responsible for finding a military genius to lead Earth to victory against the alien "bugger" fleet. From these conversations, the reader learns that Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is considered humanity's best hope for such a leader. It is also made clear that these officials will isolate and test Ender as much as possible to mold him into the effective military leader they so desperately need.
Ender's story opens as he is finally losing the monitor implanted in the base of his neck, a device which allows government officials to see and hear whatever he experiences. He is later than most in having the device removed-six years old-thus separating him from his peers. He is also the third child of his family, in a futuristic society that seldom allows more than two children. Although Ender is... View more of the Ender's Game Summary