My review of the Ender’s Shadow series, this set seems to be written more for YA readers, that’s not a bad thing but if you or your students read Ender’s Game this is a good set for them to follow it up with.
This would be the set of “Ender” books I just wasn’t as in to, though I do own them all. I’m not even sure why I didn’t enjoy these books quite as much maybe because they aren’t centered on Ender.
Ender’s Shadow is actually a companion book to Ender’s Game. It is the story of Bean. We start with Bean as a baby hiding in the tank of a toilet when someone comes to kill him and all of his brothers and sisters. Bean it seems has highly developed survival senses. These help him stay alive on the streets where he manages to work his way into a gang with some expert manipulation. We meet Achilles, the boy who is to become not only his nemesis but also Peter Wiggin’s (Ender’s older brother.)
Bean is taken on by Sister Carlotta…
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