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AchillesL
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Tell your story of your first experience with OSC's books.

For me it was when I was about fifteen. I was into Harry Potter but otherwise wasn't a huge fan of reading. Then I was in the school library and found a copy of Ender's Game. The cover looked interesting as well as the title. To this day It's still my favorite book of all time. I then read the first three books in the Ender's Shadow series and The Memory of Earth.

What was your first experience with Orson Scott Card's writing?

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I don't know how historically accurate this story is but it's how I remember it.

I really liked reading as a young kid until around second grade when I tried to read Jurassic Park. The book was so complicated and hard to read I quit reading entirely. Many years later (probably in middle-school) a friend of my mom suggested she give me a copy of Ender's Game. I haven't stopped reading since.

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I discovered Card through Prentice Alvin, which I found at 14 while I was stocking books at my local library (as a summer job).
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My dad gave me Ender's Game (original, Author's Definitive Edition didn't exist yet) when I turned 12, because he was a big scifi guy, and wanted me to follow in those footsteps. I loved the story, and was even more excited when he gave me Speaker for the Dead a year later (though I didn't appreciate that novel as munch until I was older).
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