Re: Deconstructing ENDER’S GAME.

/Re: Deconstructing ENDER’S GAME.

inkteller replied to your link “Deconstructing ENDER’S GAME.”

I, like every other american child, had to read it and i hated how cruel everyone needlessly was. i preferred the bean books–those had politics, even if card (prior to my epiphany about his issues) was an asshat

… Wait. It’s a prescribed reading text in the U.S.?

Aw man. I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry. D:

2017-09-05T14:02:40+00:00 19th June, 2015|Tags: pop culture, replies|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. inkteller 19th June, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    for seventh graders. someone looked at ender’s game and went ‘yes. this is the type of nihilism i want twelve year olds to read. indeed.’ i had no inclination to read so my mom sent them to me at summer camp after the rest of my reading was done. ugh

    • Alis 20th June, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Urgh.

      I guess when I was in school, our “nihilism for tweens” book was Z for Zachariah. Which is kind of like a post-apocalyptic story about a dude keeping a girl hostage as his wife/sex slave? IDEK. All I remember about it was it was awful and I resented our (male!) teacher for making us read it.

      Nowadays it’s probably (in Australian schools) Tomorrow, When the War Began, which is like post-apocalyptic racism 101 for white Australia.

      What is it with high school English classes and awful, nihilistic books?

      • inkteller 20th June, 2015 at 1:59 pm

        don’t you know, nihilism is the new cynicism for teenagers!

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