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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Nov 01, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Stories set in schools continue to be written and read because all of us can relate to them. Oct 30, Austin rated it really liked it Shelves: That passion is the reason for my enthusiasm. However, there were some bright spots peeking out of the darkness of Evil Genius. And What was your favorite book as a child?

It shouldn’t surprise anybody then that Cadel’s father is none other than criminal genius Dr. Young Adult about an intelligent boy with rich parents who would send him with a therapist or nanny type of guy who encouraged him to take part in an evil secret society type of genuus. Please try again later. The psycholo Thirteen year old genius Cadel Piggott lives in Sydney Australia with his distracted parents.

I’m not a number or computer whiz, so I can’t be sure if all the technical stuff was correct, but it did not detract from the story and even seemed to add an air of authenticity, cathreine least to my untrained eye.

I would recommend this realistic fiction book by Catherine Jinks to people who enjoyed books like N. At this point, the book takes off as a crime thriller. I know I would never be able to handle the emotional stress of that kind of workplace. This results in all kinds of machinations whereby he has to play the Axis Institute faculty off of each other.


Thank you so much for your time! Oct 24, Amy Holiday rated it it was ok.

Cadel’s use of psychological manipulation of his classmates, teachers and anyone else he comes into contact with is purely delightful. He also meets a number of other talented people at the Axis Institute, which is the university Phineas Darkkon had created for him to get his World Domination degree. ITs very original, clever and marvelous. So jiks, so good. To view it, eil here. I cut a giant computer and pasted it on my poster board.

Evil Genius

While Cadel suppresses his concerns and attends the institute, his growing doubts and moral sensitivity eventually lead to his rejection of Thaddeus and Phineas, and his determination to destroy the Axis Institute. I found jijks self drawing to the end. I also found it a bit dull, especially the first half. But it never fails to engross me. I have to say, Jerusalem, you have the most beautiful, beautiful name. As a result, the mayhem he observes doesn’t seem particularly dark or serious.

Jinks has created an intricate, well-constructed and layered reality in this hefty novel, and as the complex deceptions that have shaped Cadel’s life come to light, his emotional unraveling and awakening will likely engross readers.

The crime story pivots; Cadel becomes hero rather than villain. He comes to regard this man as more of a father figure than he catherinf his adoptive father. I know it’s not perfect, but I liked it.

Uff, was eine schwere Geburt. A facade of higher education, its chemistry classes are all about poisons, art classes are about forgery, and the computer classes all about hacking. And what was your favorite thing to do when you were a kid? I might listen to the next in a while. Due to his “condition”, he is required to wear a protective suit and breathing apparatus at all times, unless he is alone. Did you ever liked reading books when you were a kid?


His foster parents decide to cathsrine him to a therapist, named Thaddeus, who Cadel begins having private meetings with. I love thinking about middle names for my characters, so I wondered if you ever had.

However I have taken much to much time explaining it. It was quick moving, visual, and i had a good connection with these characters. Buckley, JSeasons of Youth: And for another, he’s the son of the evil Dr.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I do give the author props for having a non-traditional character and presenting her in an even light. And is he really who he says he is? But again, the main geniu is not on Cadel doing anything.

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Thaddeus then sets Cadel up with video conferences with his real father Dr. If you can read this, chances are you learned to do so in uinks school. The coming-of-age narrative is interwoven with the conventions of another genre: A dastardly, evil plan that will, he hopes, free him of the net that’s been so carefully and thoroughly woven around him, and enable him to live his own life.

Thank you so much for passing it on. At first, the friendship between Cadel and Gazo seems insubstantial and unlikely. Lanna Piggot was a fashion and makeup consultant but later became an interior decorator.