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Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey)

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ISBN13: 9781451656503
ISBN10: 1451656505
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Publisher Comments:

The start of an action-packed teen series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans.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.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans introduces a character whose risk-filled exploration marks the beginning of a riveting new series. With only his powers, his wits, and his friends to protect him, Michael will need all his strength to survive….

Michael Vey is the first title in Glenn Beck’s Mercury Ink publishing program.

Review:

"Evans (The Christmas Box) enters the YA market with this fast-paced, if predictable tale of a teenager with superpowers and the conspiracy that created him. Years ago, a medical equipment accident killed dozens of newborns and left 17of them with assorted 'electrical powers.' In present-day Idaho, 14-year-old misfit Michael Vey, who can create electricity and has Tourette's syndrome, is one of the last two living outside of Pasadena. Coincidentally, the other 'electric child' is Michael's crush, cute cheerleader, Taylor who is able to mentally 'reset' people's brains. When a mysterious organization called Elgen kidnaps Taylor as well as Michael's mother, Michael, his best friend Ostin, and a pair of school bullies venture on a cross-country trip to rescue them. Taylor, meanwhile, learns that Elgen is just as dastardly an organization as she'd feared. Evans delivers a pair of believable lead characters-Taylor has wits and personal integrity, while Michael's Tourette's syndrome, coupled with an emotional jolt from his past, adds dimension-but generic dialogue and lackluster villains result in a by-the-numbers thriller. Ages 12-up. "
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Synopsis:

andlt;b andgt;The start of an action-packed teen series from #1 andlt;i andgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author Richard Paul Evans.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;My name is Michael Vey, and the story Iand#8217;m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. Itand#8217;s my story. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 Touretteand#8217;s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michaeland#8217;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#8211; and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if heand#8217;s to survive.

Synopsis:

From bestselling author Richard Paul Evans comes a page-turning adventure about an ordinary boy who has extraordinary electrical powers.

About the Author

Richard Paul Evansandnbsp;is the #1 bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;The Christmas Boxandlt;/iandgt;. Each of his more than twenty novels has appeared on the andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestseller list, andandnbsp;there are more than seventeen million copies of his books in print. His books have been translated into more than twenty-four languages and several have been international bestsellers. He is the winner of the American Mothers Book Award, two first place andlt;iandgt;Storytelling Worldandlt;/iandgt; Awards for his childrenand#8217;s books, and the Romantic Times Best Womenand#8217;s Novel of the Year Award. Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children. Evans lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children.

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Elaine Arias, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Elaine Arias)
Action packed and very interesting - I love how Michael got back at his bullies and eventually made friends with them. Looking forward to the next installment.
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writermala, October 3, 2011 (view all comments by writermala)
I have to be honest; I'm not a fan of sci-fi, thrillers, or Young Adult books. Yet, here I was with a copy of "Michael Vey The Prisoner of Cell 25." Why? Because I'm a Richard Paul Evans fan.

Evans has used his alchemy to spin a yarn of these genres that appealed to me so much that I was delighted to have read it. Actually I was hooked from page 1 where Evans used the line, ""They're two children in a billion - finding them is like finding a lost chopstick in China."

Michael is blessed with a strange power and soon finds that so is the coolest girl in class, hot cheerleader, Taylor. Together these two superkids and Michael's best friend, the genius Ostin, share an adventure that holds you - no matter how old you are - enthralled.

Ostin provides the much needed humor in an action packed book.

This book, however, is not just an action thriller. Evans in his subtle way conveys some important messages, such as "I was filled with gratitude for my unseen friends and I learned that harboring an emotion as powerful as gratitude has power of its own." So true. Thank you Richard! We await "Michael Vey Rise of the Elgen!"
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pointless.did3, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by pointless.did3)
I really enjoyed this book. It was a clean read with an interisting plot, and I had a lot of fun.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451656503
Author:
Evans, Paul Richard
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio/Mercury Ink
Author:
Evans, Richard Paul
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Tourette s Syndrome; Tourette s; electric; electricity; conspiracy; lightning; adventure; books for boys; books for twelve-year-olds; books for 12 year olds
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Michael Vey
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c gloss jacket w- holo foil andamp; em
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 336 pages Mercury Ink - English 9781451656503 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Evans (The Christmas Box) enters the YA market with this fast-paced, if predictable tale of a teenager with superpowers and the conspiracy that created him. Years ago, a medical equipment accident killed dozens of newborns and left 17of them with assorted 'electrical powers.' In present-day Idaho, 14-year-old misfit Michael Vey, who can create electricity and has Tourette's syndrome, is one of the last two living outside of Pasadena. Coincidentally, the other 'electric child' is Michael's crush, cute cheerleader, Taylor who is able to mentally 'reset' people's brains. When a mysterious organization called Elgen kidnaps Taylor as well as Michael's mother, Michael, his best friend Ostin, and a pair of school bullies venture on a cross-country trip to rescue them. Taylor, meanwhile, learns that Elgen is just as dastardly an organization as she'd feared. Evans delivers a pair of believable lead characters-Taylor has wits and personal integrity, while Michael's Tourette's syndrome, coupled with an emotional jolt from his past, adds dimension-but generic dialogue and lackluster villains result in a by-the-numbers thriller. Ages 12-up. "
Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;b andgt;The start of an action-packed teen series from #1 andlt;i andgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author Richard Paul Evans.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;My name is Michael Vey, and the story Iand#8217;m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. Itand#8217;s my story. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 Touretteand#8217;s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michaeland#8217;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#8211; and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if heand#8217;s to survive.
"Synopsis" by , From bestselling author Richard Paul Evans comes a page-turning adventure about an ordinary boy who has extraordinary electrical powers.
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