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. With a series of breakneck twists and turns, Jinks’s (the Pagan Chronicles) latest novel follows Cadel Piggott, a seven-year-old Australian boy. 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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks. Evil Genius Genius 1 by Catherine Jinks. 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 his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, misinformation, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond hi Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond his years, at heart he’s a lonely kid.

When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies for the first time. But is it too late to stop Dr.

Geniys from carrying out his evil plot? An engrossing thriller with darkness and humor, freaks and geeks, Evil Genius explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulations and subterfuge where nothing is as it seems.

Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Evil Geniusplease sign up. For anyone who has read this, do you think this is appropriate for a ten year old girl? I thought yenius summary looked great and she agreed but the book cathedine in the teen room at our library. I was going to read it before her to see if it was okay but she wants to read it now.

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She’s read Harry Potter but that’s about it as far as teen kind of books. Chris Mueller Go with Artemis Fowl first. See 1 question about Evil Genius….

Lists with This Book. Sep 06, Montzalee Wittmann rated it it was amazing. Evil Genius Genius 1 by Catherine Jinks I listened to the audible version from the library and the narration was excellent! The whole book was too notch!

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There were so many twists! I fell in love with the book right away. A genius boy who is lonely and gets into trouble more from boredom than meanness. At the age of 7 he is a hacker and lands him in big trouble.

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Life cqtherine gets worse while he is suppose to be getting help! View all 3 comments. Aug 16, Betsy rated it it was grnius. Few pleasures are quite as sublime as reading a book, enjoying it, and only afterwards realizing that you’re familiar with the author.

Ask me who Catherine Jinks was before I read “Evil Genius” and you’d have met with a blank stare accompanied by some rapid-fire blinking.

Only after I read and enjoyed her latest did I put two and two together. The “Pagan” cathefine is probably one of the best too little appreciated historical f Few pleasures are quite as sublime as reading a book, enjoying it, and only afterwards realizing that you’re familiar with the author. The “Pagan” series is probably one of the best too little appreciated historical fiction series of books for kids out there, so it came as little surprise that Jinks was also the author of this little jewel.

From here on in, I’m putting Catherine Jinks on the top of my Must Read pile for as long as henius keeps on actherine. No two ways about it. He’s just a kid, but you should see his resume. Getting caught by the police for hacking into mainframes by the time he was seven. Causing massive commuter blockages at eight.

Managing to get his entire twelfth grade class flunked at the age of thirteen. It shouldn’t surprise anybody then catheeine Cadel’s father is none other than criminal genius Dr. Darkkon, currently serving life in prison.

That doesn’t stop the man from influencing Cadel with the help of the boy’s psychologist and Darkkon’s right hand man Thaddeus Roth. Now Cadel’s enrolled in Darkkon’s very own Axis Institute.

While there he’ll be taking classes in Law “loopholes”Personal Presentation “disguise”Cultural Appreciation “forgery”and Computer Science “infiltration”. Problem is, Cadel’s grown fond of a woman he met while running a fake online dating service. This tiny contact with someone outside his intimate circle proves to be just enough to get him to start questioning his very life.

Before he knows it, he discovers secrets that might very well make it impossible to escape from the geniuses around him. Put them together in just the right order and watch as it becomes easy to distinguish the fantastic authors from the mundane pack. Jinks knows how to write, pure and simple. Take page four of the book. Upon meeting a secretary with teeth the color of coal the book simply states, “Her mouth looked as if it belonged to an older, harsher century.

To the point and remarkably descriptive. Actually, not to change subjects on you summary: People like the huge woman with the nasty black teeth and the man with gills. James Bond himself couldn’t have encountered better. When all is said and done, I liked “Evil Genius” very much indeed. The book is just dying for a sequel, but that doesn’t mean this first novel doesn’t stand entirely on its own. Jinks, no stranger to the series format, knows better than to end on a cliffhanger or with long dangling narrative threads.

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Everything is, if not wrapped up, at least successfully drawn to a close by the book’s finish. That said, I’m frantic to read the next in the series. It’s called “Genius Squad” and it sports the tagline “Sometimes when it comes to fighting evil, one genius isn’t enough.

Jan 30, Mary hoskins added it. This book is a book that I really liked and have no idea why. The plot was confusing, Cadel dressing up as a girl should have been weird, most of the characters at the school were disturbing, and yet I loved it. Admittedly the beginning leading into the middle was a bit boring, and I did skim read a little, but I found the end leaving me with that warm fuzzy feeling of “just right”.

Not many books do that. I think what sold me was the character’s development. The main character Cadel, who I was w This book is a book that I really liked and have no idea why.

The main character Cadel, who I was worried I was going to detest about halfway through, actually became someone I cared for and understood. Jinks really allowed you inside his head. She didn’t try to hide the detestable things Cadel did, and she didn’t make excuses for him. You really don’t like Cadel for a minute or two, an ambitious move for an author.

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. His development is realistic, and I appreciated that. Perhaps the most interesting character, however, is Thadeus.

This character has no morals coupled with a complete disregard for anyone’s feelings. Anyone’s, that is, except Cadel’s. Thadeus really appears to care about, or even love, Cadel. Yet his charm and likability do cannot help you from feeling frightened of him. However I have taken much to much time explaining it. I know it’s not perfect, but I liked it. So hopefully you will to.

I’m not sure why I picked this audio book up, but I’m glad that I did. It was quite an adventure, too. The reader was perfect for me. Her te I’m not sure why I picked this audio book up, but I’m glad that I did. Her techno-babble made me cringe at times.

Sounded like something I’d hear on TV. There are a couple more books in this series.