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  • Published: New York : Mercury Ink/Simon Pulse, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Edition: 1st Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink hardcover ed.
  • Description: 326 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 500

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9781451656503
  • 1451656505



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Michael Vey : the prisoner of cell 25

by Evans, Richard Paul.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

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To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette's syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special--he has electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. With the help of Michael's friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens--and through them, the world.

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some clever ideas and very readable dialogue/engaging characters, good action-filled pace

I'm going to look for the other books in this series as this gives a very satisfying 'read'--the characters are appealing and the villains bad to the bone. Fun stuff!

Awesome start to a new series!

This is the first book in a new series by Richard Paul Evans, who happens to be one of my favorite authors. It's the first time he's published something specifically for the pre-teen and teen demographic and it's a huge hit! The book provides plenty of real life drama since Michael has Tourette Syndrome, yet it portrays his struggles without being "preachy". It also provides plenty of action and adventure. It's a great alternative to all the horror books that are out there. It's very realistic without being too sappy and yet still provides plenty of adventure with its science fictionesque elements.

I read it while I was waiting in line at the Henry Ford Museum to see the original Emancipation Proclamation (it was a 4.5 hour wait to see it). I was riveted from the first page and even though there were conversations going on all around me, I couldn't put the book down long enough to join in. It's just that great!

So if you're looking for an alternative to all the vampires or the "Clique" type books, give Michael Vey a try!

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