Middle school students have reading interests that run the gamut from Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Twilight. Sometimes as a parent it is hard to know what is age appropriate for your child. Through this blog, I will try to help parents make informed decisions about what is available in our library. I am hoping that this blog will be a resource for our parents, and that we can all work together to make our students life-long readers!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

The Prisoner of Cell 25
by Richard Paul Evans
From the publisher:
"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.

I have many students who absolutely LOVE this series, and when the new one came out this year they literally shrieked with joy when it came into the library. I enjoyed it and it kept my interest, but I definitely didn't love it. There were some things that bothered me that wouldn't bother the targeted age group (see "Areas of Concern" below). Sensitive readers should wait to read this one. But it was a riveting, fun story and I loved that it was a clean read. Boys and girls both will enjoy this series.

Areas of concern:
*Tons of violence - torture, murder, kidnappings... (Nothing was graphic, it was just talked about.)

Suggested Ages:
Publisher's Weekly - Ages 12+
School Library Journal - Grades 5-9

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