Variant

Variant

eBook - 2011
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After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062093516
0062093517
Characteristics: 1 online resource (376 p.)

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 08, 2017

“Variant” was a wonderful novel to read. It reminded me a lot of “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner. Benson Fisher, the main character, had a tough life and not much action happened until he discovered something about Maxfield academy. The characters felt like they weren’t developed and there was no character development. I had no connections to the characters, they felt fake and I honestly didn’t care about them. However, “Variant” is mysterious and my curiosity won me over. My curiosity is the main reason why I continued reading. Robison Wells gave many questions without the answers which makes it hard to put the book down. Every single time I predicted something I was sure that I was correct but then the plot gets twisted and I’m completely wrong. The twist in the middle was mind blowing. Robison Wells ends “Variant” on a major cliffhanger which made me want to read “Feedback” as soon as possible. I enjoyed reading this novel and if you enjoy mysterious or thriller books, I would recommend reading it. 4/5 stars.
- @Riddikulus of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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203JAZZY
Aug 16, 2016

Dull, unimaginative. Poorly developed characters. Main character's motivation is inconsistent and not particularly interesting. A wandering novel where very little actually happens. VERY PARANOID.

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Laleh2000
Aug 23, 2015

So good. It was very suspenseful and keeps you hooked.

twisting and very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

red_coyote_155 Jun 03, 2015

really good and exiting. interesting plot twist at the end. liked it a lot

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dekkerofarrell
Oct 23, 2014

This book is one of the best books I have ever read, if you liked hunger games, Maze runner, The giver, Divergent, Harry Potter. You will LOVE this book! The best character development I have ever read. You love the characters so much by the end of this duology! Second book is great too! And Wells is writing an epilogue to the series that will come out later this year. AMAZING BOOK! - See more at: http://kcls.bibliocommons.com/item/show/966282082_variant#sthash.rdJiyK93.dpuf

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dekkerofarrell
Oct 23, 2014

This book is one of the best books I have ever read, if you liked hunger games, Maze runner, The giver, Divergent, Harry Potter. You will LOVE this book! The best character development I have ever read. You love the characters so much by the end of this duology! Second book is great too! And Wells is writing an epilogue to the series that will come out later this year. AMAZING BOOK!

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jroxy49
Jun 25, 2014

I absolutely loved this book!!!!! Can`t wait to read the second book!!!

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afry882
Jun 22, 2014

One of the best dystopian books I've read! With so many plot twists and revelations, you can hardly put it down! Although it contains many themes present in other young adult books, I prefer it to most of those other books (such as the Maze Runner) as this book is much more exciting and better written in my opinion.

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JihadiConservative
Jun 05, 2014

One of my favorite books ever! Very suspenseful and intriguing. I absolutely loved it! Currently this is the best YA book out there!! So many twists and turns will keep your interest throughout the novel!!!!! CANT WAIT TO READ BOOK TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jun 25, 2014

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JihadiConservative
Jun 05, 2014

Violence: A girl gets beaten to death with a metal rod. Several bloody fistfights. Many murders. The end is a blood bath with stabbing, shooting, killing. This book is very twisted...

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JihadiConservative
Jun 05, 2014

Coarse Language: not 2 much, but some

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Futuregohangurl
Mar 25, 2013

Other: the library has it marked as a mature read which i can see why by the fighting and language i think there is a little swearing in it and the graphicness of it

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Futuregohangurl
Mar 25, 2013

Violence: a little bit of fighting in it and a little blood but not too bad. i just wanted to notify people there is fighting in it

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