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Ender’s Game

Quick Glance

188

objections


This is the total number of possible incidents in this 352 page book.

*As personal standards vary, please see the breakdown to determine what matters to you.

Author: Orson Scott Card
Key Words: Fiction, Teens, Made into Movie, Science Fiction

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Book Description:

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.

 
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Sexual Content

Making Out/Sex - 2 Incidents

A brother and sister kiss each other on the cheek twice.

Bug mating “...each male in turn penetrated the larval queen, shuddered in ecstasy, and died…”

Miscellaneous - 34 Incidents

Mentions "butt."

Mentions "crotch."

Mentions "groin."

Mentions "breastbone."

“It could be an anal exam.”

“...kissing their little backsides so they’ll love you again?”

Mentions "groin."

Mentions "butt."

Mentions "butt."

Mentions "butt."

Mentions "butt."

Mentions "butt."

“Think I should strip and go naked?”

A uniform is described as “skin from head to toe.”

A boy “lay naked on the bed.”

Speaking of being naked, a character says: “...Bonzo get mad if you skin by Petra.”

Someone is noted as “wearing only his desk.”

“Rose had programmed his desk to display and animate a bigger-than-lifesize picture of male genitals, which waggled back and forth as Rose held the desk on his naked lap.”

Mentions "groin."

Mentions "groin."

Mentions "testicle."

“I don’t even have a monthly period yet.”

Mentions "pubic hairs."

Mentions that someone is naked.

“Go suck on it.”

Mentions that someone is naked.

Mentions "butts."

Mentions that someone is naked.

Mentions that someone is naked.

Mentions "crotch."

Mentions "groin."

Mentions "groin."

Mentions that someone is naked.

Mentions "butts."

Profanity

Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 24 Incidents

h*ll, d*mn, d*mnfool

Anatomical Terms - 27 Incidents

scr*w, sucker, a**hole, dorklings, kiss butts, buttwatcher, a**, b*lls, baby butt, half-a**ed, "gots a gun up you bung"

Scatological Terms - 42 Incidents

turd, turd face, fart, fart mouth, crap, poo, snot, pinheaded fart-eater, p*ssant, bl**dy (as in lots of blood - once), bl**dy (swear word - six times), p*ssing, fartheads, p*sshead, sh*t-talking (once), puke, wet your pants, p*ssah, take a leak

Religious Profanities - 7 Incidents

God knows, God is a bugger (name of the enemy), for Heaven's sake, Heaven knows, my God, good heavens,

Derogatory Terms - 39 Incidents

**Note** The word "buggers" is the name of the enemy race and is used too many times throughout the book to list. In some countries, this is a very deragatory term so provided for reference here.

b*tch, b*st*rd, b*st*rds, moron, scumbrains, pinpr*ck, Jewboy, “pinheaded pinpr*ck of a goy,” Kike, Jew-hater, swine, slumb*tch, circumcised dog, idiot

Violence - 10 Incidents

“I’m going to kill you and chop you into little pieces and put you into the garbage hole.”

A group gangs up in hurting a boy.

“...Marines spraying their guts all over the walls of the bugger ships.”

There are several violent/slightly gory, video-game scenes.

“Won’t split her head with a beam so hot that her brains burst the skull and spill out like rising bread dough…”

“I’ve been thinking of castrating you in your sleep.”

“...pushed his nose back into his brain. The blood was coming out of his eyes.”

Conversation Topics - 3 Incidents

“...slipped across the neutral ground between armies to trade tobacco, jokes, liquor and food.”

Mentions "conception."

Mentions "conceived."

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