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Ender's Game(and the continuing series) definitely.-Orson Scott Card
I liked the complexity of the books about Bean.
whats it about?
Enders Game is set in the future, the earth has already survived alien attacks but the world lives in continual fear that the 'Buggers' will attack again and so the world bands together (mostly) and dedicates all their effort to building up their defences so that no one will be able to threaten their planet again.
Government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as child soldiers. One such child is our hero Ender Wiggin. His sadistic brother Peter, and his sister Valentine were also candidates for the program but failed to make it through (he was too psychotic and she was too kind hearted) but Ender gets recruited to the program. They ship him off to a space station where he trains to become the General of their fleet.
This book was just brilliant to read because Ender really is just amazing. The politics and the subterfuge and military tactics that are displayed in this book alone will completely hook you in. Then if you look at the rest of the series? I have yet to read a more developed story line. The series spans something like 11 different novels, plus numerous other short stories, graphic novels etc its just...massive. You'll be able to read through and experience not only Ender's life as he progresses from childhood into adulthood, but also the progression of his friends and siblings, watch the world expand into and colonise/terraform planets and see the aftermath of the Formic Wars on Earths politics and the chaos that descends in the wake of the events that happen in book 1.
Orson Scott Card really really sucks you into his 'Enderverse' showing you so many different perspectives and weaving so many story lines together. It's extremely well written, and gives you an detailed idea of what the world looks like, making you fall in love not just with the characters, but with the ideas and the way of life you're presented with. It's the book series that made me love sci-fi and is to this day a book I can read over and over and over again, my absolute favourite! can you tell? :)
That's my favourite too :D OSC just knows what he's doing!
Mine would have to be Jack Kerouac's "On The Road".
whats it about?? o:
For literature purposes, Or more serious book, I would say: I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
It was an amazing book. Now, one of my main rules about any book I read, is to always read at least 2. But for some reason, whenever I tried to re-read this book. I had to put it down. Maybe, it was because of the plot, and how it just has so many plot twists, none of which you expect, or if it was the AMAZING writing that had me biting my nails the whole time, but I do know that even 2 years later, I still haven't been able to re-read it. And I try A LOT.
Now, for A lighter book, I would say, Deadline by Chris Crutcher.
Now this book, Isn't about a very happy subject, it still has its humor throughout the whole book.
and yeah. enough of my preaching.
Lol. but yeah those are good books.
I'm going to look into Deadline, sounds cool. :)
All Time? Gee... that's A LOT of books... let me see... It ends up a three way tie between House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, Paper Towns (by John Green but I assume everyone should know this on here.), and Extremely Loud Incredibly Close by Johnathan Safran Foer. All of which are closely followed by The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini), Lord of the Flies(William Golding), The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison), and The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) all of which tie for second...