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Variant / Robison Wells.

Wells, Robison E. (Author).
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Fosston Public Library Y WEL (Text) 33500010659902 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062026088 (trade bdg.)
  • ISBN: 0062026089 (trade bdg.)
  • Physical Description: 376 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2011.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 October #2
    Lots of YA novels begin with a character arriving at a new boarding school, but it is safe to say there has never been a boarding school like this. Perennial foster kid Benson arrives at Maxfield Academy armed with an unexpected scholarship and some cautious optimism, but within minutes of arriving he realizes something is terribly wrong. There are no adults. There are towering walls topped with barbed wire. Messages are sent by computer to instruct the teens in both academic pursuits and paintball war games. Most immediately worrisome is that the student body has split itself into three warring factions: the Society (tasked with keeping order), Havoc (food preparation as well as serious attitude), and the V's (whose chief shared trait is a desire to escape). This is good old-fashioned paranoia taken to giddy extremes, especially when a totally implausible—but nonetheless enjoyably insane—twist upends the plot in the final act. Take Veronica Roth's Divergent (2011), strip out the angst, add a Michael Grant–level storytelling pace, and you have this very satisfying series starter. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Boarding schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Boarding schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction, American.
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