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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My only wish is that I might one day be involved in bringing this story to the screen. Morrese rated it really liked it. The writing and character development are excellent. Roth and Darkkon convince Cadel to join its small freshman class, and Cadel slowly uncovers a conspiracy of lies and betrayals that leave no aspect of his life untouched.

This tiny contact with someone outside his intimate circle proves to be just enough to get him to start questioning his very life. Thank you for being such a great fan!

I could understand the alienation from feeling that people did not simply appreciate my better qualities, and I was able to vicariously exact my revenge through Cadel.

His flashes of righteous indignation and anger as well as claustrophobia over his situation rang true, but I felt these emotions were things anyone would have felt in the situation.

Jun 02, Sanel Basic rated it it was amazing. The first, and catherien important reason, is the relationship between Cadel and Prosper. The next morning I turned in my report. Once Cadel is enrolled and is far into his studies he realizes geniuss the Axis Institute is a school for evil and Cadel must figure out vatherine way to get out before he is turned evil. My school only jinka two grades in it, grade 7 and grade 8 I promise this will become relevant!


He accidentally assaults Cadel in an old men’s bathroom and tries to bribe him with money. And this is why I am very glad that I read this book. The two teenagers are identical twins who were brought to the attention of Axis faculty for their techniques in shoplifting.

I couldn’t keep track of who was who amongst the faculty, and for a while there the story hung in limbo.

Managing to get his entire twelfth grade class flunked at the age of thirteen. And the characters become such important family and friends that you forget how to remember what your life felt like back before you knew of their existence?

Thirteen year old genius Cadel Piggott lives in Sydney Australia with his distracted parents. This book is about a special school designed to train villains.

Through conversations arranged with special DNA wired devices, Phineas and Thaddeus encouraged Cadel to learn how systems of human relations work, so that he could cause havoc with students failing their Higher School Certificate.

Evil Genius

Thanks so much for being a great author and person. It touches on human behavior, social exclusion, emotional depravation, and various other sociological and psychological topics.

Wow, James, what a compliment!

I cut a giant computer and pasted it on my poster board. He takes risks, is captured, escapes and is captured again, with both his life and the future of the world at stake. Toward that end, Cadel’s progress through high-school is accelerated, he has created a website which could catyerine 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.


Lots of internal dialogue. Sounded like something I’d hear on TV. This book dragged on too much and I don’t have the patience for it; too many other books out there to read, so I won’t waste my time on a book I’m not enjoying.

I got an A I just love your book so much. Teacher of Computer Science Infiltration has a sty and seems to have absolutely no lifestyle of any kind but he does have a dirty little secret and access to all the teachers’ emails which in turn allows Cadel catherime to those emails. After really enjoying the first chapters, the story dragged on.

Evil Genius (Genius, #1) by Catherine Jinks

Sequels in the trilogy are Genius Squad and Genius Wars. He was a means by which the audience views a complicated, secretive world. As the novel progresses, Cadel must confront the dark side of power and its potential to hurt people. I just want to say thank you for writing my favorite book.