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Harper Collins, Oct 4, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.

He was wrong.

Now heís trapped in a school thatís 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 schoolís real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escapeóhis only real hope for survivalómay be impossible.


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I have to say, it was a nice change of pace. - LibraryThing
But the ending was terrible. - LibraryThing
Variant is a novel of mysterious and great writing. - LibraryThing
There were plot elements left hanging left and right. - LibraryThing
The ending definitely left me hooked and wanting more!! - LibraryThing
My only complaint is the ending left me confused. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Tom_Wright - LibraryThing

Kept me turning pages, nearly finished it in a day. The ending definitely left me confused. Read full review

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User Review  - Angela7546 - LibraryThing

This is an easy read. Writing and style are too young even for a YA book. Huge cliffhanger at the end. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Robison Wells lives in Holladay, Utah, with his wife and three kids. He recently finished graduate school, during which he read and wrote novels when he should have been studying finance. He is also the author of Variant.

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