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FEEDBACK by Robison Wells

Benson Fisher escaped from Maxfield Academy’s deadly rules and brutal gangs.

Or so he thought.

But now Benson is trapped in a different kind of prison: a town filled with hauntingly familiar faces. People from Maxfield he saw die. Friends he was afraid he had killed.

They are all pawns in the school’s twisted experiment, held captive and controlled by an unseen force. As he searches for answers, Benson discovers that Maxfield Academy’s plans are more sinister than anything he imagined—and they may be impossible to stop.

Variant blew readers away with its breakneck pacing, flawless plotting, and impossibly high stakes. It earned starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and VOYA, which described it as “an exciting, edge-of-your-seat read that combines psychological themes from works like Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Ender’s Game in a truly unique way.”

In Feedback, Robison Wells delivers all the answers you’ve been craving—with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the very last page.

Last line:
""Just checking.""

Good sequel to VARIANT by Robison Wells. Once I got reading the book, I couldn't put it down, even though there were a few times I got confused. 
Benson feels guilty. In VARIANT, he led a revolt and escape from the awful school. Many students died in the attempt, Becky was hurt and Benson feels guilty. 
But the escape didn't bring freedom. Benson and Becky ended up in another prison. A place the bad students were sent--detention. A fort and barracks. There are secrets at the fort. Like, the same people who own the school, own the fort. 
Now, Benson needs to figure out another escape. But he's crippled by the guilt of the deaths and Becky's injuries. Can he help the others?
There are a lot of twists and turns and surprises in this book. And confusion. I should have read the first book again before reading this one. Though Mr. Wells tries to remind us of what happened before, it doesn't always make sense.
I thought the last few chapters of the book were too short or rushed. And the last few sentences of the book? Weird. 
But overall, it's a good read and YA readers will enjoy it.

Rating: PG 13
V: Boy is murdered, fighting robots
L:  A few words
S: No

Short chapters

The ending. It was...weird.

3 1/2 Stars


  1. Okay, so Taffy, how do I enter to win a copy of this book. You mentioned your contest on A.I., but I can't see it here on your blog. I'd really like to enter to win because I loved Rob's first book, Variant, and I haven't had a chance to read this second book. Could you enter me in your contest, or point me to where I need to enter?
    carolyn frank at rocketmail dot com


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