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 Michael Vey : the prisoner of cell 25
 Author: Evans, Richard Paul

 Publisher:  Mercury Ink/Simon Pulse
 Pub Year: 2011

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 326 p.,  23 cm.

 BTSB No: 317070 ISBN: 9781451656503
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Teenagers -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Electricity -- Fiction
 Tourette syndrome -- Fiction
 Prisoners -- Fiction
 Science fiction

Price: $21.91

[Book 1] 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.

Michael Vey, 1

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG+
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 146904
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 20.0   Quiz: 54393

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Range of Reading & LEvel of Text Complexity
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/10/11)

Full Text Reviews:

Bulletin for the Center... - 10/01/2011 Michael, who has Tourette’s syndrome, is tired of playing the role of typical bullied teen, especially since his electrical powers are growing at an apparently unstoppable rate. He can’t resist using his powers to lash out at the latest group of thugs, and that leads to a revelation: Michael is one of the last individuals to have survived a technical malfunction that left only a few young survivors, who, like Michael, have various electricity-connected abilities. He will, though, need the collaboration of the other teens, some of whom have been brainwashed and manipulated into helping an evil collective while others have been imprisoned for refusing to comply. The cool scientific exploration of all the ways the body runs on and responds to electricity is intricate and accessible. Unfortunately, even though a sequel is fairly obviously intended, there are still a number of disconcerting open-ended issues that will likely leave readers more frustrated than intrigued. In addition, the lack of subtlety in drawing the characters, many of whom are clearly deeply wounded and emotionally damaged, sets up a standard where readers are torn between rooting for the luckier guys or trying to interpret beyond the surface to connect with (or at least sympathize with) the baddies who really had no other options. Nevertheless, fans of action-driven adventure and science fiction may find the characterizations to be less important than the gripping pace and the unusual superpowers these teens are just learning to control. AS - Copyright 2011 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

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