Mason Wilk’s Letter Essay #7

Mason Wilk

Mr. Jockers


Period: 2


Dear Mr. Jockers,


Recently I finished the book Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, a 326 page fantasy novel by Richard Paul Evans. This is book one of a so far 6 book series but there are still more books to come. It is a very action packed book and full of very well rounded characters who are very easy to feel attached to. If you enjoy action packed fictional books then I highly suggest that you read this book. Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 is a book  about a young teenage boy named Michael Vey who was tested on as a baby, and now how has special abilities. Electrical abilities to be exact. Michael is 1 of 17 electric children, 14 of which are introduced in this book. All the rest of the children have electrical abilities, but Michael is debatably the most powerful one of all. Michaels mother and girlfriend get kidnapped by a private company by the name of “Elgen Corp.” and Michael and his friend Ostin who is not electric but is very smart go after them in hope to trump Elgen and get their family and friends back. The genre of this book would definitely be fiction but I would say it’s close to science fiction purely because of all the electricity with Michael and the rest of the “Electric Children”. The Narrative voice in this book was Michael, the whole story is told through Michael’s perspective. I wish that the author had made the book longer, even tho 326 pages seems like a good amount of pages in a book it flies by very quickly and before you know it you’re at the very end of the book and wanting to read more so badly but can’t until you get the next book.“ “Have you ever had a mosquito on your arm, but rather than swat it, just squeezed the skin around where it’s sucking?” “You had a strange, sick childhood,” Taylor said. “No, really, it’s cool. The mosquito can’t disengage, so it just fills up with blood until it explodes. Maybe that’s what we need to do with Elgen, give them so much power until the point where the whole world sees them as a threat and their company explodes!” “ page 93 Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25. I chose this passage because it shows how Michael and his friends think outside the box on how to problem solve instead of just going straight into the battle with a little chance of winning or even getting something remotely close to what they want. I also really enjoyed the author’s decision to make ostin talk about mosquitoes in this passage because I think it just shows how much he relates smart but weird stuff. If I had to rate this book on a scale of 0-10 I would definitely rate it 9, the reason I wouldn’t rate it a 10 is because as I said before I don’t think there are enough pages in the book, but overall it was a fantastic read and I strongly suggest it to anyone.



Mason Wilk

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