James’s Letter-Essay #9: Michael Vey The Prisoner of Cell 25

I just finished reading Michael Vey The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans. A medium sized book(326 pages) is about a 14 year old boy named Michael who has Tourette’s syndrome and lives with his mother in a small apartment building in a small town in Idaho. Michael may seem like an ordinary teenager but…

Michael lives next to his best friend Ostin, who was a normal kid and both get bullied in school and learn not to deal with the bullies. Although, one day when Michael was walking home from school he was run down by Jack and his two other friends who would pick on Michael. They pushed him down and Jack punched him because he thought that Michael ratted him out to the principal and punched him again. Michael was done with being picked on, so he surged and electricity cam out of his hands and shocked the three boys. While yelling and squirming on the ground, Michael looked up to see Taylor Ridley watching the whole thing from the school.

From a baby Michael’s mother knew that he was special, so he kept him hidden to make sure he wouldn’t electrocute anyone. When Michael told his mom about this news she was not happy because now kids knew that Michael was an electric teenager. The next day at school Taylor Ridley came up to Michael and asked him if they could talk, when they were alone she asked what was that and Michael denied that he electrocuted them, but then Taylor told Michael that she also had powers. Taylor can read minds and reboot people and then Michael confessed to electrocuting Jack and his friends. Thus forming the Electroclan with Michael, Taylor, and Ostin as the brains.

On Michael’s birthday he and Ostin went to a pizza place for dinner. When the three of them came out there was three people a man named Hatch, Zeus,  and Nichele, and as soon as they saw him Michael fainted because of  Nichele’s powers and they kidnapped Michael’s mom.

I chose to read this book because I had heard good reviews from my friends and I wanted to try a different genre and I was glad that I read this book. I’d say the genre of this book is fantasy because of all the powers that the characters have. I liked how the author built up each character with something different about each one and I liked the setting and plot of the book.

A passage that struck me was: pg.

“Well done, Michael.”

“I quickly turned around. I have no idea where he came from, but a mans was now standing a few yards from us. He was sharply dressed in a tan suit with an orange silk tie. “Really, that was impressive” Then out of nowhere a boy and girl, about the same age as me came out from behind the man, “We know who you are Michael.”

“The boy and girl got closer and the boy stepped back. Now the girl was walking right at me and as she did i became dizzier and dizzier and soon past out and my mother was gone.”

I quoted this passage because this event starts Michael’s journey to save his mom and save the world. I rated this book a 9 out of 10 because it was one of the best books I read because of its interesting plot and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

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