Variant, Book 1

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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 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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This will be a quickie. When I first started listening, I was thoroughly confused. I didn't know what was going on. It kind of reminded me of that movie with Val Kilmer and they were in a building and ... Read full review

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This isn't one of those scare-you-straight schools, is it? -Benson Fisher At almost 18-years old, Benson Fisher just wanted a place he could belong and feel safe. After moving from foster family to ... Read full review

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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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