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Saturday, June 2, 2012
Michael Vey: the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
I actually read this book a couple of months ago, but it has taken me a long time to post a review about it. I loved this book. It was very original and I loved that the main character was a boy. The plot is fast-paced and you really get sucked into the story. For the first half of the book, you are wondering "what is going on?" After realizing the general plot, you are taken off into the rest of the adventure, rooting for the main character but at the same time despairing that he will succeed.
My name is Michael Vey, and the story I’m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It’s my story.
To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.
Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive.