Well, Marcus has been wanting me to read this book forever, and I finally did it. And, believe it or not, I'm really glad I did. It was entertaining the entire way through. And not only was it entertaining, but it made me think a lot about how I treat others. No, I don't go around killing people who are mean to me. But, the relationships the human race has with the Buggers is quite interesting to me. There is no form of communication, so all they can do is assume that the one wants to destroy the other. Am I quick to assume that someone wants to hurt me when I don't quite understand their intentions? I don't think so. I feel pretty confident saying that doesn't describe me. But what about us as a people in general? It's interesting to think about. And, yes, the story was compelling. I had to keep reminding myself that Ender was just a little kid -- not some adult who is filled with life experiences. It was a fun read and I now understand Marcus' insistence on me reading it. I guess he can now die happy.