VARIANT

Trust no one.

Written by: Robison Wells

Published by: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545499033

Genre: Science Fiction

Review

This book has a very brilliant plot. I thought that the "students run the school" idea was great. Then it goes into detail from there. For example, gangs, points, jobs and what it would be like if you threw kids in a school by themselves. All of that information is introduced early in the book and it helped pull me into the book. There are no dull moments in this book. It feels like something is happening in every single chapter. Also there are a lot of action scenes to aid the


Benson receives a scholarship to Maxfield Academy after having a rough past. He is very quickly informed that there are no adults and he very quickly wants out of Maxfield. Benson has a crazy time and he ends up stuck longer than planned. The author does a great job writing in first person, really giving you the full experience. When it seems you've got it all figured out there is a twist in the middle of the book. It shocks the reader and the main character. Almost as if it can't be true, or can it?

Further Explorations

  • The official Robison Wells website. (Robisonwells.com)
  • Here is an interview of author Robison Wells. (Publishingcrawl.com)
  • There are some really creepy robots in Variant. Here are some in real life, (Wired.co.uk)
  • At Maxfield Academy there are no grades, no homework, no tests. There is a school in Brooklyn with these same qualities, (Usatoday.com)

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"Scored Paperback – October 23, 2012." Amazon.com: Scored (9780375867910): Lauren McLaughlin: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.


"VARIANT by Robison Wells | Kirkus Reviews." Kirkus Reviews. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2015.


Wells, Robison. "Http://www.robisonwells.com/." Author-blog. Robison Wells, n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.