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Variant by Robison Wells

Variant (edition 2011)

by Robison Wells

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Info:HarperTeen (2011), Hardcover, 384 pages
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Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Mayfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life. He was wrong. Now he's trapped in a school that's surrounded by a razor wire fence, where video cameras monitor his every move - and where breaking the rules equals death. All Benson wants is to find a way out. But when he stumbles upon the real secret the school has been hiding, he realizes that escape may be impossible. ( )
  jepeters333 | Feb 19, 2015 |
For me, from the start, this book was interesting. The story is of a boy who gets an opportunity to change his life in what he believes will be for the better, but he soon realizes that that is not true. He can't find many people he trusts, and when he discovers a secret that nobody else has found out, it only seems harder to trust anyone. The book ends shockingly, and now I cannot wait to start the next book. ( )
  JosP | Jan 26, 2015 |
Kept me turning pages, nearly finished it in a day. The ending definitely left me confused. ( )
1 vote Tom_Wright | Jun 26, 2014 |
I really loved this book--a fast paced psychological thriller with a good bit of meat on its bones. A wide cast of nicely varied characters and lots going on, but a clear, strong plotline. And no swearing? Love it.

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This isn't one of those scare-you-straight schools, is it? I asked Ms. Vaughn, as we passed through the heavy chain-link gate.
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At Maxfield Academy, the choices are:


Benson must join one in order to survive.
But he is determined to escape.
And he can trust only himself.

Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.

He was wrong.

Now he's trapped in a school that's surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.

Where breaking the rules equals death.

But when Benson stumbles upon the school's real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape — his only real hope for survival — may be impossible.

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After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems.

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