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.
©2011 Robison Wells (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
This book was a teen novel with a new variation. The premise of the story was excellent and Wells explored the concepts very effectively, carrying the reader forward at a fast pace, eager to know how the plot would unfold. However, the ending was very unsatisfying. Yes, many books are part of a series (in this case a planned trilogy), but the author needs to give the reader some kind of satisfaction at the end. I felt that I had too many questions left hanging in the air.
Author of My Zombie Dog
Story begins straight away. Good pace. Wasn't wrapped in the ending, and the main character seems only motivated by self-preservation. Premise is good though.
I'd recommend it to reluctant readers, has a Percy Jackson feel to it (without the gods).
I enjoyed Benson and Becky.
It was a good story and held my interest. I also enjoyed the reader of the book. I hope there are more boos in this series as I felt the ending was a little up in the air.
More believable characters, among other things.
Narration was fine, narration was not the problem.
I think this was meant for a younger audience. I wish audible would find a way to let us know if a book is intended for young adults or children. This is not the first time I have had this problem.
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
I really liked this one! It is a novel for young adults but I found it the best novel I had listened to in a very long while. This is a first novel in a series so you are left hanging but the author has always done the job well when you anxiously await the sequel. Excellent narration.
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