Finding this gem of a book came as more than a pleasant surprise to me. After hearing about Bradley's works on NPR, I proceeded to purchase and devour the first two of his Flavia deLuce mysteries. You will be intrigued by the young detective's passion for chemistry, sardonic wit, and supreme brilliance as she uncovers secrets as easily as she creates nebulous concoctions to befuddle her sisters.
When I read this early in high school, I found that I could relate to many of the internal struggles Ender faces. Since coming back to the book after so long, I find that the themes and ideas Card presents in Ender's Game are just as aplicable now as they were years ago.
I've been an avid fantasy reader throughout my life, and after reading the first four of the Game of Thrones series I would conclude that Martin has created an epic saga comparable to that of Tolken. The way he seamlessly weaves together complex story-lines of dynamic characters will have you glued to your seat start to finish.