Variant - Robison Wells

This was one of those books where I didn't know whether I liked it or it.Benson wins a scholarship to a school that is nothing like he expected it to be. His first signs of this was when he first arrived. The school appears to be run by kids, but is in fact run by something a lot more sinister. There are plenty of rules to be followed - with consequences if they aren't.


To be honest, the characters just didn't to it for me. I didn't know anything about them or only a brief thumbnail sketch of them. There was no character depth. I can't really say I connected with any of them either, and that's really sad for me because no matter how bad a book is I usually connect with at least one of them. I love reading about characters, but I felt this book let me down with that.The plot was quite interesting and I really liked the idea of the gangs and the way the school was ran.


There were elements of surprise there too - elements I hadn't really imagined. There was also an attempt at suspense. It was the plot that saved it from being a total loss for me. People will enjoy this book. I wanted to, but it just didn't work out that way.