Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The novel “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card was published for the first time in 1985. It’s the first book in the Ender’s Game series. It won the Hugo and Nebula Awards as the best novel of the year.
Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a so-called Third, meaning that he’s the third child of his parents. His birth is an exception to laws that impose a limit of two children for any family and was approved in the search for humanity’s next leader against the Formics, the aliens that were already repelled in two invasion attempts.
Ender is only six years old when he’s admitted to the Battle School, the first phase of training for the next commanders of the International Fleet, after reacting brutally to the aggression of a group of bullies. Ender is subjected to tremendous pressure and manipulation by Colonel Hyrum Graff, the School director. Will he be able to resist to lead humanity’s fleet or will he be broken?