Friday, September 21, 2012
Peek at this book: Michael Vey
As part of my new job (I may, possibly, blog about that at some point), I have the privilege of teaching in Kalispell a few times this semester. As I was getting ready to head out a couple of weeks ago, I decided I needed to download an audio book on my Ipad to listen to on the drive (seeing as I have very little time to read for fun right now). I looked through iTunes and happened upon Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans. That's right, the same Richard Paul Evans who wrote The Christmas Box. I knew it might be chancy to try a genre crossover book, but I read the rating and took a gamble. The gamble paid off big time.
I'm not giving anything away, but this book tackles issues such as bullying, talents, teen pressures, and more. The protagonist is a 9th grade boy who has a unique gift, a gift that could be used for good or evil. The best part...I could listen to this with my son and not have to fast forward a single second. I love a writer who can capture and maintain my attention without stooping to common profanity or sexual indecency. There is already a second book in the series. I'm looking forward to reading it as soon as possible.