Book Review: A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card

a war of gifts by OSC#21 – A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card

Genre: Science Fiction

Page Numbers: 128 pages

Dates Read: 3/7/14-3/8/14

Plot in three lines or less: Since I am trying to get caught up, I’m going to kindly borrow the review up on Amazon. “…[This is] a short novel set during Ender’s first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays. The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn’t see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn’t exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student’s shoe. This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.

New read or re-read? Re-read.

Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would, and I would recommend it to others, especially if you’ve read the Ender Quartet already. It’s a nice story that fills in some of the time while Ender was at Battle School.

Why did I pick it up? I knew it would be a very short read, and had been wanting more of those. I also want to try and finish reading the Ender Quartet before the end of this year (if that’s possible), and since I had this on my shelf anyway, and had just reread Ender’s Game last year, I figured I’d go in story order and read this one next before I try and tackle the rest of the books.

Rating: 5/5

Grand Total: 78

One thought on “Book Review: A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card

  1. I wasn’t aware that this one existed, so I may need to borrow it from you at some point. I also need to try to finish the Ender Quartet, and only have Children of the Mind left after last year’s reading.

    I also needed to get caught up, but did about 10 books in one post of very short reviews this afternoon.

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