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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Evil Genius (Genius, #1) by Catherine Jinks

So I have three little stories that happened to me in connection to your trilogy that I hope you find as amusing as I did: He does some things, but any success he has is normally an accident. I just felt that it had a lot of potential but didn’t deliver. The psychologist reveals that Cadel is in fact the secret son of incarcerated international arch-villain Dr.

I will try to approach the rest of the trilogy with an open mind and trust Jinks to stay true to her style. Managing to get his entire twelfth grade class flunked at the age of thirteen. Catherine has been writing books since she was eight years old.

So bleiben ihre anfangs eingehend geschilderten Charaktere Marionetten, die ccatherine nicht ganz ernst nehmen kann. I must admit I picked up this book after a recommendation from a friend. Good luck with the films AND the science. Jinks never underestimates catheeine audience, and builds a rich and morally complex plot. However, rather than “normalising” this bright spark, Dr. But it never occurred to me that that way that I live and enjoy life could be placed on the pages of a fictional story.


This results in all kinds of machinations whereby he has to play the Axis Institute faculty off of each other.

On ‘Evil Genius’, by Catherine Jinks – Griffith Review

Some times there would be a very quick change, but then back to its dragging. The main character Cadel, who I was w This book is a book that I really liked and have no idea why.

Partly because I’m just not in the habit of giving books without plot blurbs much attention, and partly because Gsnius don’t pay much attention to the YA section. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond hi Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. The end was catchy and descriptive. The writing and character development are excellent. After Cadel graduates from high school, Thaddeus encourages him to enrol in the secretive, exclusive Axis Institute, founded by Phineas.

That passion is the reason for my enthusiasm.

I believe I was reading Chapter Thirty-Five that was always one of my favorite chapters, because I love organization and that chapter feels so organizedand it was sucking me in until I felt like I had actually gone through the pages and became Cadel. 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 cathfrine of this little jewel.

So someone recommended Evil Genius to me as a book that would break me out of my funk – they even said they would eat their hat if I didn’t like it.


Cadel rides right up there with Artemis Fowl as a sympathetic anti-villain. Books by Catherine Jinks.

Evil Genius

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. Cadel soll nach Abschluss seiner Ausbildung di Inhalt: Tides of the Dark Crystal 3.

I LOVE how realistic and well-represented his teen years were. He comes to regard this man as more of a father figure than he does his adoptive father.

I think it was originally supposed to be some kind of breakfast area or some such, but my mom had converted it into a sitting area. Get Known if you don’t have an account. Its recomended that you read this book. Alias was evil, yet he had a good sense of humor and an optimistic point of view. Did you ever liked reading books when you were a kid?

Though never named as such, this is eugenics, a school of thought associated with the Nazi Party and ethnic cleansing. Causing massive commuter blockages at eight. Phineas Darkkon, who is an evil genius currently in jail. Read it Forward Read it first.

Darkkon a computer phone. Yet Cadel put in the hard work and was able to complete the plans and create his computer phone.

He engineered the failure of his senior class at high school as well as the collapse of his school’s sports facility. Maybe the emotional distance afforded?