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New Book Club Feature: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Richard Paul Evans novel is both highly entertaining as well as insightful. It offers readers a chance to explore themes that are present in all of our lives such as friendship, bullying, respect, and braver

Richard Paul Evans Synopsis
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.

Biography - Richard Paul Evans is the #1 international bestselling author of The Christmas Box and seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers.  He is also the winner of the American Mothers Book Award, 2005 Romantic Times best women's novel of the year award, the 2010 German Audience Book Award and two, first place Storytelling World Awards for his children's stories. 

Four of Richard's books have been produced as television movies.  In 2000, Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children. 

Like Michael Vey, Richard also has Tourette's Syndrome.  Richard wrote Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 for his son, Michael.

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