If you like a book that reads like a movie, this is the novel for you. Short chapters, brisk plot, action, action, action. Michael Vey might seem ordinary. Okay, so he has Tourette's syndrome which shows up in his uncontrollable facial ticks and eye blinks. But that's not all that's ticking. Michael has a power. Really. Like Commonwealth Edison. He's electric... Of course, Michael thinks he's unique. But, of course, he's not. Inevitably, he becomes part of a trio of teens out to save the world (or at least the other "electros") from the bad guys, in this case a powerful group which wants to use the electric children, product of a genetic experiment gone awry, to control the universe. A 2016 Rebecca Caudill nominee.
Published by Mercury Ink, 2011. p. 326
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