Originally Posted by Nancy Fulda
When I first read Ender's Game, my immediate response was "Finally! A realistic rendition of a child who's smart and behaves rationally!"
Years later, I found out that many readers complained about Ender's personality because he seemed too grown up.
It appears readers have vastly different expectations about how children think...
was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the OP's post. In fact, I see things just the opposite of the OP. I find that the kids in most of the books I read are more
intelligent than the average kids in real life. Not that this bothers me, I still like the stories.