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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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Ender's Game was my first experience with Orson Scott Card's books. It was a family favorite, so when I was in 6th grade and my mom recommended it, I jumped right in and loved it. I read Speaker For The Dead right after and didn't enjoy it as much. I still remember being shocked that my English teacher hadn't heard of these books and was at first unwilling to give me extra credit for having read "notable literature".

Year later, I got really into the series and found that I enjoyed the deeper themes of Speaker For the Dead a lot more. It's now my favorite book in the series, and one of my overall favorite books.

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I had a college friend - with whom I used to play RPGs- who recommended me Ender's Game - which had been recently translated to Portuguese ( circa 1992 ) - but I asked him where I could find that book? He said "you can find it at the academic association library" and so I went there and loaned the book. this was 1993.

I had a 5 hours bus travel to get back home from the city where I was doing college and it used to be a very unpleasant travel ( 5 hours to travel 150 km ) so I remember I grabbed the book and when I saw myself I had finished it.

It took me some time to find the sequel, but I got it from a used books store I used to visit every week and I remember I read Speaker For The Dead in a day ( afternoon after classes and night ).

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