Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he’s fourteen and studying for. Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he’s 14 and studying. Evil Genius, then, is not a children’s book like Dahl’s Matilda, but a coming-of-age young adult (YA) book. Author Catherine Jinks is adept at working with this.

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The crime story pivots; Cadel becomes hero rather than villain. See 1 question about Evil Genius….

Good luck with the films AND the science. I suppose that once school, and therefore childhood literacy, became common, young people wanted to read, and the one setting they all shared and could relate to was school.

Those are my questions for you and I really hope that you get back to me I would be very happy. Feb 20, Ceillie Simkiss rated it liked it Shelves: Catherine Jinks builds the reader’s sympathy here, with Cadel as the underdog. His quest for moral direction is complicated by Phineas Darkkon, an evil genius of sorts whom he is told is his father, and Thaddeus Roth, his psychologist whom the police identify as Prosper English, a notorious criminal and right-hand man of Dr.

Managing to get his entire twelfth grade class flunked at the age of thirteen. So thank you for taking the time to message me, and I hope you work everything out soon.

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I am horribly conflicted by this book. Or maybe I just left it too long to write the review One eevil my favorite parts of this book was the amazing characters. Two of Cadel’s classmates at the Axis Institute, who treat Cadel with more fondness than others because of his youth.


Anyone’s, that is, except Cadel’s. But after a few exchanges of words Cadel says “I will think about it”. Drakkon, jinls how to do some pretty villainous stuff, and not get caught.

Of course if i follow my goal to become a producer. Fantastic-looking book report, Laurel. There are a couple more books in this series. Toward that end, Cadel’s progress through high-school is accelerated, he has created a website which could possibly lead him to some money and he has grown to look normal, not his usual small self, and has created with the help of his father Dr.

I am now a Junior in college and i barely got to reading Genius Squad and Genius Wars, but after finally finishing the trilogy i wondered geniks you didnt write another one. And I never cease to be flabbergasted that people write essays about my books.

Stories set in schools continue to be written and read because all of us can relate to them. Evkl is a moment of awakening. What inspired you to write this book evil genius?

The Best Books of I had finished reading a little bit earlier this time, and had set the book down at my bedside. In crime thrillers, this feeling is magnified by the constant awareness of evil forces much bigger than the detective.

He was also the one who alerted Thaddeus to Cadel’s kidnapping. Cadel is such an admirable character because he was strong even though his whole life was a lie. I recalled how I felt about each character, all of whom are jibks familiar and so real that they feel like family at this point!

A girl with cerebral palsy that Cadel met through Partner Post, one of his criminal activities.

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Yet he is also nice, and his friendly overtures confuse Cadel. The middle section, dealing with Jimks various studies and the characters encountered there, doesn’t really move as effortlessly as the first third. Cadel is horrified when he learns that this institute offers classes in poisoning and bomb-making.

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How could I be? To view it, click here. People like the huge woman with the nasty black teeth and the man with gills. Wow, I have no idea to say! And thanks for keeping my books so close! When Cadel is caught hacking into government databases at the tender age of seven, his adoptive parents gneius him to a children’s psychologist named Thaddeus Roth. Apr 10, Minutes Young Adult Buy.

Ashes in the Snow Movie Tie-In. You really don’t like Cadel for a minute or two, an ambitious move for an author. You have to have brains to read that. As you might expect, however, things aren’t quite that simple.

This is a school for evil geniuses ready to earn their degrees in World Domination. We first meet him, aged seven, in the office of psychologist Thaddeus Roth, where he has been escorted by his adoptive parents after being caught hacking computer systems.

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Each session, through a video screen, Cadel is taught by this father, Dr. I had been chuckling happily with my kids until then and I knew that Cadel would be going off to Dr. View all 3 comments.

The book is just dying for a sequel, but that doesn’t mean this first novel doesn’t stand entirely on its gwnius. There are a billion things I want to say to you but the only thing I can think of is, thank you. Evil genius gives me new reading inspiration, the plot, characters, and emotions as well as the very concept amazes and astounds me.