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Why do people hate Ender when they once praised him for killing all the buggers? Why does Ender feel so responsible for the death of the buggers? Why did Ender write the Hive Queen and the Hegemon? Who was the Hegemon? Why would Ender turn people against him with the truth rather than keep it to himself and keep their praise?

Why does Novinha believe she is responsible for Pipo's death? Is she? Why does Novinha marry Marcao? Is it simply to have Libo's children? Why not marry Libo? Did Novinha protect Libo by keeping him from the truth? Why did Libo die anyway?

What is it about Novinha that draws Ender to her? How are they alike? How are they different? Do you think Ender is in love with Novinha before he meets her? Does this make the story a romance? Does romance belong in a sci-fi book?

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