Assistant band director Bert Groover’s favorite book is “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card.
“I like the fantasy of it all, the being in space, the traveling in space, and the detail he provided with his character,” Groover said.
“Ender’s Game” is about a young boy named Ender Wiggin who was recruited to go to a training academy that floated in orbit above the Earth. In this battle school he attends, he and his teammates train to take down the alien species invading Earth called “Buggers.”
“The sequels of ‘Ender’s Game’ in a way made me reflect on how I view other people and how I treat other people,” Groover said. “The way they see other cultures with a very accepting and opening view impacted me.”
Orson Scott Card is best known for his science fiction books. He earned his master’s degree in English from the University of Utah in 1981. He then went on to publish “Ender’s Game” in 1985.
“It can be what you want it to be, if you want it to use it as an escape and read some fiction, or if you want to analyze it more and parallel it to society, you can do that as well,” Groover said.
“Ender’s Game” is a science fiction book that allows the reader to interpret or apply the book in a variety of ways.