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Excellent
The ending made me feels warm inside

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The best
I can really relate with bean. Much more so than Ender. Ender was always the victim. Bean? Bean made something of himself. Bean pushed his limits and never complained. This is an amazing
story, told by an amazing author. Gotta love reading on a nexus 7, galaxy s ll, or even in chrome. Thank you google, for letting me experience this story once again. 

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Good read
Love this book

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this is one of the best books i have ever read. no it is the best book. i keep reading all the other books, and none of them are as good as this, not even the other Shadows.

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this book one of the best books i have red

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An amazing companion to enders game, it provides a new personality to one of the best stories of today

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I'll admit I'm a bit biased as I was a huge fan of the Ender Series. This series relives much of the tale, but from a completely different view point (of Bean) and I think it makes for a much more compelling tale.

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I loved this book.

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This is a really really good book

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Reviewed May 2002
Totally bored during Butch's Hartnell graduation I borrowed this book from Caspian, more as a joke but then I got really interested in it. Knowing absolutely nothing except that
is is Science Fiction it took me a few times to re-read the beginning to understand. Overall it is a very interesting, detailed, engrossing read.
The problems I had with it were...the street kids should have a very pronounced slang, yet they sounded educated...Bean is just too young, as well as the other children in the story (yes I know Bean is genetically altered but it is still too much) Achilles as a serial killer especially when he goes to Bean's army and escapes at the end is way to much... Also Bean having a twin older brother that becomes his best (and only) friend, who just happens to have loving wonderful parents. (Okay, he could have a brother, but this fate crap stuff is far too much)... The Catholic religion discussed so often has not changed at all from today's church (that isn't likely).... The children of the street would have taken refuge in the church, and no one seems to have.... Bean did not want to come back to help the children of Rotterdam... Nikolai returned to Earth sooner than Bean yet they showed up together... Ender's brother and sister were powerful leaders on Earth... The military would never has allowed children to fight that war no matter how smart of good at strategy. Females played too small a part representing percentages of the 1970-80s. Beyond all this it is a very good read.
6-2002
 

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