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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And thanks for keeping my books so close! My email address is: Evil Geniusthen, like many novels with a touch of fantasy, dramatises clashing moral codes.

Evil Genius speaks up strongly for the values of empathy and respect. Finding the answers for himself allows Cadel to find his own freedom from the people who want to control him. Genius Squad and The Genius Wars. I hope he appears in the next book. You need to login to do this. When Cadel finally meets Sonja, he learns that she has a severe physical disability. Hmmm … I liked reading and drawing. He engineered the failure of his senior class at high school as well as the collapse of his school’s sports facility.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hey I just have to say wow. The plot begins to pick up after this point, but is needlessly complicated and simply confusing. The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. Views Read Edit View history.


Evil Genius (Genius, #1) by Catherine Jinks

In the end, I liked the geenius, but I think it took too much time to really establish the stakes and get down to it. On the subject of the book, however — thank you so much for spreading the word! I thought the summary looked great and she agreed but the book was in the teen room at our library.

I was literally on the edge of my seat during the final chapters, i gasped when my favorite character, Thaddeus told Cadel the truth.

Or maybe I just left it too long to write the review And I sit here day after day, hardly speaking to anyone except my family, hammering away at a keyboard … hmm. I will end this review by saying though that Cadel is a really excellent main character, even if you will dislike him for most of the book because of just how smart and sarcastic he is.

Catherine Jenks cleraly knows what she is talking about with all the scinece and computer terms, though her story telling is fantastic. I picked this book up in 7th grade and was so taken by it that I ended up reading it in one night! What do you have to say?

I was very appreciative of the unexpected twists and turns and I greatly commend you for them. Cadel and his experiences, his struggles and triumphs and losses, meant a lot to me.

So I have three little stories that happened to me in connection to your trilogy that I hope geniys find as amusing as I did:. Thirteen year old genius Cadel Piggott lives in Sydney Australia with his distracted parents.

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Evil Genius

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. But again, the main focus is not on Cadel doing anything. These geniuses have they the choice of whether to become evil or good but Cadel was brought up to become evil. Read on and find out for yourself.

Although Cadel geniis will in the end deny evil, he learns that no one remains untouched by it. However it’s worth it as you begin to see the changes in Cadel as a result of a his blooming relationship with a girl.

Indeed it did, about halfway through this massive book, the amazement of the book runs out and it starts to become very boring. Instead it was nearly pages and ensured that I will never read this author again. In some ways, YA is an unusual category. The book actually opens up quite early in Cadel’s life.

He is seeing a counselor because of perceived emotional problems and past discretions. Jinks tries to retain our sympathy while self-centred Cadel sails along with little more engagement than he experienced at high school.