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. by Catherine Jinks. At the age of seven, when you and I were learning our multiplication tables, Cadel Piggott was studying.

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Plus, my sister wants me to ask you how to pronounce Greeniaus. Er hat die richtige Mischung zwischen kleiner Junge aber intelligent und trotzdem immernoch ein kleiner Junge. With a series of breakneck twists and turns, Jinks’s the Pagan Chronicles latest novel follows Cadel Piggott, a seven-year-old Australian boy with an incredible mind and a proclivity toward mischief: Whatever the genre is called, Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks definitely falls into it.

View Full Version of PW. Again, as with all my reviews, this summary will be short and sweet in order to avoid major spoi Did I like this book?: At least I think that’s the intended audience. Fortunately for Cadel, the psychologist is Dr.

This book is a book that I really liked and have no idea why. Cadel is such an admirable character because he was strong even though his whole life was a lie. However, there were some bright spots peeking out of the darkness of Evil Genius. He engineered the failure of his senior class at high school as well as the collapse of his school’s sports facility.


Toward that end, Cadel’s progress through high-school is accelerated, he has created a website which could possibly lead him to some money and he has grown to look normal, not his usual small self, and has created with the help of his father Dr. The book actually opens up quite early in Cadel’s life. One of my favourite Harry Potter books is The Order of the Phoenixand a great deal of that book is involved with school – classes, homework, not much action until the very end.

Evil Genius (Genius, #1) by Catherine Jinks

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. As I was reading it, I thought that it would make a great movie or TV series. He has been plucked from homelessness in England and transported to the Axis Institute to be studied by Phineas: Looking for More Great Reads?

This should be appreciated by sophisticated teen readers who enjoy a well-crafted technological mystery.

I mean, super evil genius smart. Evil Genius Genius 1 by Catherine Jinks I listened to the audible version from the library and the narration was excellent! It is later found out that his real name is Prosper English, and that he claims to be Cadel’s real father.

Fantastic-looking book report, Laurel. Finally got around to reading it. There were some riveting bits, and some interesting characters, but overall I wasn’t greatly impressed and have no burning desire to pick up the sequel, Genius Squad. This theoretically springs geniuss an online relationship he builds under false pretenses as well as the mysterious deaths of his classmates, but it feels rather arbitrary and inorganic to the story.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So yes, I liked this book a whole lot. At first, he is mean, vengeful, and thoroughly unlikeable.

Evil Genius

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:. Gosh, Laurel, thank you so much!

Anyway, I hope you pass your exams with flying colours and go on to have a very successful, enthralling career. Please try again later. His genius IQ and catherune peculiar obsessions seem strange to his classmates. Cadel goes to schools and discovers he likes to mess with people, get them to do things, basically manipulate everything.

Each session, through a video screen, Cadel is taught by this father, Dr. I mean, I loved him, but most people will not.

It is only here, at the Axis Institute, with the support, advice, help and friendship from Sonja that Cadel starts to question his upbringing and the motivations of those who guide him; Thaddeus and Phineas, and see them for them and the Axis Institute for what they are. I would apologize for such a lengthy comment, but such an amazing trilogy eviil at least this much praise. What Cadel lacks is not free-thinking but its opposite, a moral anchor.

Quotes from Evil Genius. The Case of the Missing Marquess.