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

I couldn’t keep track of who was who amongst the faculty, and for a while there the story hung in limbo. From to evul, Catherine studied at the University of Sydney, graduating with an honours degree in medieval history.

Cadel’s eventual redemption is all too obvious and all too slow in coming, and the complex plots he weaves aren’t particularly compelling. Thadeus really appears to care about, or even love, Cadel. For one thing, he’s extremely gifted intelligence wise.

Unknown to his adoptive parents, Roth is actually part of Darkkon’s league of evil and instead of helping Cadel with his issues, Roth is helping Cadel embrace his evil side and learning how to be the evil genius his father desires.

How could I be? For anyone who has read this, do you think this is appropriate for a ten year old girl? You have totally contributed to society are you kidding?!

Her te I’m not sure why I picked this audio book up, but I’m glad that I did. We became good friends after that, and he even bought the sequel along with me.

I probably looked a little crazy, sitting there with my eyes so wide, haha.

But I don’t think so. And what was your favorite thing to do when you were a kid? Cadel Piggott is fascinated by systems, which has led to a police caution for computer crime at the age of seven. These geniuses have geniks the choice of whether to become evil or good but Cadel was brought up to become evil. By the age of fourteen Cadel still had his regular sessions with Thaddeus and is at university studying for a degree in World Domination.


Admittedly the beginning leading into the middle was a bit boring, and I did ebil read a little, but I found the end leaving me with that warm fuzzy feeling of “just right”. Can he stop his cahterine dark plans before it is too late? Buy the Audiobook Download: Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ jimks a fascination with systems of all kinds. Boy, Chris, MY only wish is that some day someone like you jinkx be involved in bringing this story to the screen!

He takes risks, is captured, escapes and is captured again, with both his life and the future of the world at stake. I wanted to become caterine author even when I was a child because I loved reading books so much. Sinceshe and her family have been living in Leura, NSW. He employs all his intelligence and the skills he has learned at the Axis Institute to escape, but his plans unravel disastrously.

It felt like standard fare and the effort put into explaining every detail weighed down the story. Yet his charm and likability do cannot help you from feeling frightened of him.

Jemima and Niobe “Gemini” Jem ‘n’ Ni: Maybe I don’t really want to give this a 5, but maybe Fvil do, especially since I’ve been in the throes of some horrible YA recently.

Several years go by, and Cadel is now attending the Axis Institute, a university for the gifted.

genijs Also, Jinks gives us some things jiks think about in Evil Genius. 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. 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 catheribe mischief: 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.


Finding the answers for himself allows Cadel to find his own freedom from the people who want to control him. The end was catchy and descriptive. So, maybe my rating of this book is entirely comparative.

Evil Genius

This destruction of his tormentors engenders schadenfreude in the reader, but it is clear that Cadel is motivated by his own pleasure in controlling the system rather than by the impact he has on those around him. Roth encourages the boy to develop increasingly destructive plans, such as orchestrating massive traffic jams and manipulating his classmates’ emotions so that they turn on one another.

If you knock that out and the whole system collapses, then you know you’ve got a handle on it. After Cadel graduates from high school, Thaddeus encourages him to enrol in the secretive, exclusive Axis Institute, founded by Phineas. Jinks has created an intricate, well-constructed and layered reality in this hefty novel, and as the complex deceptions that have jinkks Cadel’s life come to light, his emotional unraveling and awakening will likely engross readers.

Jinks really allowed you inside his head. Trivia About Evil Genius Geni Articles needing cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup Books needing cleanup Pages to import images to Wikidata. As the plot ratchets up, Cadel becomes a hero on the run from fvil the police and from a widespread, many-tentacled criminal organisation. Jinks knows how to write, pure and simple.

I am horribly conflicted by this book. Gosh, Laurel, thank you so much! I wish you all the best!

Thirteen year old genius Cadel Piggott lives in Sydney Australia with his distracted parents. Over the course of the novel, he moves from being a total loner to developing two significant friendships — with Gazo and with Sonja.