Summary (Spoiler Alert)
Graff and Anderson talk about how they don’t understand the computer and what Ender is doing with it.
Back on Earth, Peter and Valentine (Ender’s siblings) make up Internet handles and start to troll the planet. Peter convinces Valentine to do so to take over the planet for the sake of all humanity and prove how smart they are by basically turning a blog into a highly debated news item, kinda like TMZ. Also, Peter is really messed up as he has started to torture squirrels.
In Battle School, Ender is feeling self pity cause all work and no play makes Ender who he is.
Back on Earth, Graff visits Valentine to try and find out why Ender can not beat a video game and why Peter’s face is showing up in the game. Valentine ends up writing Graff a letter after he asks.
Is Battle School, Ender gets the letter and is pissed. He goes into the game and beats it by giving up and kissing a snake.
Back on Earth, Valentine gets an award that nobody can know about for writing the letter.
- Do you think Fox News read this chapter and said, “Hey, put down the squirrels guys, I’ve got a business model!”? Discuss.
- Should children be given different access to the Internet as adults? Did you say yes because you are scared of children? Tell the truth.
- Why do you think they talked about people we don’t care about so much this chapter?
- Do you think Ender will ever really see his family again? Are they still his family? Will Taco Tuesday ever be complete at the Wiggin household?