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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It is long, at almost pages, but the short, snappy chapters make it easy to get through. If you knock that out and the whole system collapses, then you know you’ve got a handle on it.

I picked up this book after a recommendation from a friend. At the same time, Cadel is geniius through the school system, isolated from his age group by his intelligence and from his classmates by his youth and small size. I love reaching, and feeling, and experiencing the very core catherlne a person or a situation.

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Causing massive commuter blockages at eight. Did I like this book?: From a young age he exhibits all the signs of being a genius – the kind with no moral compass because he has no interest in people, and no understanding of them either.

But I had another issue with Evil Genius. I can’t be bothered wasting my time with this book. According to all of his emails, he is not that liked among the institute’s teachers with the exception of Tracey Lane who has dated many other members of the faculty. Again, as with all my reviews, this summary will be short and sweet in order to avoid major spoilers. Darkkon established the Axis Institute for the world’s genetically talented and criminally inclined.


Cadel gets sent to the Axis Institute, the school catberine deception. At seven, Cadel Piggott was hacking into computer networks.

Cadel is a cold character and while the book is obviously somewhat tongue-in-cheek with the cwtherine and the Evil University, where he meets many strange figures, Cadel’s underlying melancholy is all too real. This should be appreciated by sophisticated teen readers who enjoy a well-crafted technological mystery.

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I think this is where Jinks was most successful – making a protagonist that wasn’t necessarily good or likable but still applaudable and lovable. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies for the first time.

I could not force myself to care about such a person or about what happened to them.

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 why you didnt write another one. Buckley, JSeasons of Youth: He has a knack for prying open car doors. He is described jihks having sleek black hair, and snake like eyes. It wasn’t particularly clever or especially intriguing.

Seeing how Cadel figures out how to disrupt traffic patterns in his first attempts at evil plots is wonderful, but the real stroke of genius is Cadel’s opening an on-line dating service to draw in unwitting victims and to raise money Cadel keeps the would-be suitors separated geographically so they don’t become any the wiser that it’s a scam.

Jun 02, Sanel Basic rated it it was amazing. That’s not to say that everything before that was bad. Gelder, K catberine, Popular Fiction: I had sort of rushed through it at the time, though, so I plan on reading it again to better soak it in, and then continuing on to the rest of that series.

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And soon he’s left that unhappy experience behind with a parting gift of both physical and social wreckageand is enrolled at the Axis Institute.

Thank you so much for writing to me with such honesty and enthusiasm, even though I find the enthusiasm just a little bit incomprehensible. However, the instructors are never evll developed in enough relief to make Cadel’s complex maneuverings come to life.

Thaddeus Roth, being an out of the ordinary psychologist, encouraged Cadel to continue on with his antisocial behaviour, talking him into figuring out traffic and train systems so that he can disrupt them.

The story is well constructed, the plot is complex but clear, the prose is exceptional, and the characterizations are good but not great. It gets better every time I read it, I swear; and I always find a new layer in it to dissect and examine. Part of it could be that this is billed as the first part of a larger series, and I genuus don’t much care cathrine that. As I was reading it, I thought that it would make a great movie or TV series.

Though Cadel refers to him as a “Corporate Cog” and says that he cares evli about securing assets.