Variant (Wells)

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 587 ratings

Variant Publisher's Summary

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
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  • Book 1

    • Variant

    • By: Robison Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 383

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't see it coming!

    • By Crystal on 10-22-11

    Regular price: $26.23

  • Book 2

    • Feedback

    • By: Robison Wells
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Benson Fisher escaped from Maxfield Academy's deadly rules and brutal gangs. The worst was over. Or so he thought. But now he's trapped on the other side of the wall, in a different kind of prison. A town filled with familiar faces. People from Maxfield who Benson had seen die. Friends he was afraid he had killed. They are all pawns in the school's twisted experiment, held captive and controlled by an unseen force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent ending/beginning

    • By Dana Marcel on 12-13-12

    Regular price: $22.81