NPR Judges Drop Ender’s Game for Violence

Violence Isn’t Appropriate for YA Readers

The past few weeks Ender fans have been hard at work nominating Ender’s Game for NPR’s annual summer reading list. Last year Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card topped third on NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy booklist, this year Ender’s Game won’t even make it on the list as NPR has decided to cut Ender’s Game from the polls. They write,

” The judges cut Ender’s Game for the same reason — Ender himself is young, but the book’s violence isn’t appropriate for young readers.”

Apparently NPR doesn’t believe Ender’s Game is appropriate for readers aged 10-12. Do you agree with their decision? Should 10 to 12-year-olds be reading Ender’s Game? The producers of the Ender’s Game movie  will have to make a similar decision in the near future when they decided on a maturity rating for the film.

If you would still like to vote in NPR’s poll, click here.