Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans

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.

First line:
""Have you found the last two?""

I started this book when it first came out but couldn't get past the first chapter. I decided to give it another try. I couldn't put the book down.
The story is about Michael, a teen boy with Tourette's and the power of electricity. He meets another 'electric child' and find they have a few things in common. When Michael's mom is kidnapped, he must rescue her.  He meets the man who wants to use the 'electric children' to rule the world.
Mr. Evans has created characters that you either like or hate.  There is depth to the characters. The story flows and it's hard to put the book down after Michael meets Taylor, the cheerleader who has powers too.
Great book for boys. Girls will like it too.

Rating: PG
L: No
S: No
V: Some fighting

The story
Tourette's syndrome


4 1/2 STARS

1 comment:

  1. My thirteen year old son and I both read this and loved it! I'm hoping the follow up book to this is as well written.