Wednesday, December 7, 2011

MICHAEL VEY: The Prisoner of Cell 25

When I heard about this book, a YA novel by Richard Paul Evans, I thought, How in the world can this author write a science fiction novel for teens. I mean, he's a wonderful adult author; but his books for adults are nowhere near science fiction.

Imagine my surprise when I quickly got caught up in his story about Michael Vey and the other 'special' teenagers that were born on the same day in the same hospital. Michael is just your normal, average 14-year old that happens to have electrical powers. In the start of a new series, Evans tells the story of Michael and other teenagers that were born at a hospital that was testing a new machine (MEI) that is supposed to make MRIs obsolete. As a result of the test, many of the babies that were born in the hospital died; those that survived all have some type of supernatural power or skill.

This first book in the series introduces Michael (who is already well aware of his power); and through a series of events (including the kidnapping of his mother), Michael learns how he obtained his electrical power. He will be called upon to either join or fight the evil company that is trying to use his power and the others' powers to control the world.

I would highly recommend this book.


Netherland said...

The story of Michael Vey is very exciting and enjoyable to read, but on a different level the book also teaches and reinforces positive values. It shows that it is okay to love your family and that it is cool to be smart. It encourages personal integrity and the courage to stand up for what you believe.