Jenn edited the summary of Variant Saturday, October 15, 2011.
After being tossed around foster homes and schools his whole life, Benson finds Maxfield Academy and hopes for a new beginning. His first few minutes into the building he discovers the school is surrounded by a huge stone wall, there are no adults around, and their schedule is run by a video monitored person. Oh, and no one ever leaves. Benson soon finds out there are three gangs: Society, Havoc, and Variant. In order to survive you must choose which side you are on. As the days go by, Benson finds there is a secret the school is hiding from the entire student body. His need to escape intensifies, but it was clear in the rule book: escape is punished by death. Maybe his hope in surviving is really impossible.