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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.
"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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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.
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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