Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25

By: Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25

Michael Vey is as close to the average 14 year old as someone could possibly be. He goes to a regular High School, gets shoved around by bullies, and has a crush on a popular cheerleader named Taylor. One day Michael Vey finds something that changes his life forever. He is electric. Everyone has natural electricity in their body making it possible to give people static shocks. Michael has that amount of electricity but times 100.

Michael was getting beaten up so out of self defense, he shocks the bullies who immediately run away in fear. It just happens to be that Taylor witnesses it all. The next day Taylor confronts Michael about the incident and explains that she has electric powers too. She can read people's minds as long as she's touching them. They later realized that they were both electrified at birth from a machine called the MEI made by a company called Elgen. Shortly after they discover this, they both receive a scholarship to the prestigious Elgen Academy. Michael tells his mom about the scholarship and she makes them leave the restaurant they are eating at where Michael's mom is kidnapped and Michael passes out from an unknown electric pulse. When he wakes up in a hospital bed, he is told that Taylor and his mom are being held captive by the Elgen. He takes a group of friends along with him to the Elgen building to go find Taylor and save his mom. Do you think he will succeed? Read Micheal Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 to find out!

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Michael Vey

Michael Vey is the main character in this book. He appears to be an average teenager but he has electrical powers. He discovered his powers when he was young but he was never able to use them in public because he didn't want to be discovered. There were a lot of benefits that came along with having these powers. He was able to pulse and lightning like electricity would come out of his hands. He realized that if he pulsed in a rhythmic manner, he became magnetic. He also learned that he could form spheres of electricity in his hand and then throw them at things. All these powers proved handy when he was fighting evil.

Michael Vey Book Reviews

"My kind of book— fast, funny, and strange. Once Michael's astounding powers are revealed, the shocks keep coming chapter after chapter."
- R.L. Stine, #1 bestselling author of Goosebumps

Goodreads rates it a 4.1 out of 5

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans is a fantastic read…because of the realistic writing, the likable characters, and a plot that guarantees non-stop action from almost the first page…Any teen into action, adventure or science fiction will want to make sure Michael Vey is on his or her bookshelf.”
– Chicago Examiner.com

The overall rating on Amazon is 4.7 out of 5

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This story takes place in Western United states some where in the future. It starts in a small town, Meridian, Idaho, where Michael Vey lives. Meridian is the 3rd largest city in Idaho so all his family can afford is an apartment. Then when his mom is captured, the story starts to take place in the Elgen academy in Pasadena, California. The Pasadena facility is one of many high-tech and high-security Elgen buildings. It has 4 floors and a "dungeon" which is in the basement. Each floor is a different style such as living quarters or security rooms.


Michael Vey: Prisoner of cell 25 is honestly one of the best books I've ever read. It is written from a teenager's viewpoint so it is extremely easy to relate to. The story line is unlike any other book. It is modern but has a hint of a dystopian society because of Hatch and the Elgen. Besides the fact that people have electrical powers, this book could easily be realistic- fiction. It also has a lot of plot twist and cliffhangers to keep you wanting to read more. With that being said, I definitely recommend this book to anyone, even if you don't like reading.
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You're My Best Friend by Queen fits Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 very well for one main reason. That reason is the importance of friends. In Michael Vey, he relies on his friends many times to help him overtake the Elgen. In this song, it shows appreciation for best friends and all they have done to help.
Queen - You're My Best Friend (Lyrics)