Variant (Variant, Book 1) by Robison Wells

By Robison Wells

ISBN: 9780062026088
EAN: 9780062026088
ASIN: 0062026089
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
Number of Pages: 384

Benson Fisher inspiration scholarship to Maxfield Academy may be the price ticket out of his dead-end life.

He was once wrong.

Now he's trapped in a faculty that's surrounded by means of a razor-wire fence. a faculty the place video cameras video display his each circulation. the place there are not any adults. the place the youngsters have break up into teams for you to survive.

Where breaking the principles equals death.

But while Benson stumbles upon the school's actual mystery, he realizes that enjoying through the foundations may perhaps spell a destiny worse than loss of life, and that escape-his in basic terms actual wish for survival-may be most unlikely.

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