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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I have to admit, it makes me wonder about myself, sometimes. ITs very original, clever and marvelous. My eyes darted around like a cornered animal for a moment, and then I went straight back to reading, my heart pounding even more.

Morrese rated it really liked it. Thaddeus plays the part of Cadel’s although he doesn’t need it psychologist for much of the book, encouraging him to nurture his manipulative nature.

There are a billion things I want to say to you but the only thing I can think of is, thank you.

This will appeal to adults and teenagers alike. I was so into your book that I had almost entirely forgotten real life existed. Ninth Grade Slays catherinee.

This should be appreciated by sophisticated teen readers who enjoy a well-crafted technological mystery. Because the more he attends Axis, where the other students wind up dead with shocking frequency.


Art East teaches Cultural appreciation Forgery. Mar 01, Kat rated it it was ok.

They didn’t inform me about Cadel in particular. The start was superb.

His teachers try to engage catheirne, but Cadel is only focused on his own interests, and he mostly creeps everyone out. And now I am communicating to the author! Though Cadel refers to him as a “Corporate Cog” and says that he cares only about securing assets. 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.

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.

Strange Horizons – Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks By Duncan Lawie

Finally got around to reading it. Jun 02, Sanel Basic rated it it was amazing. After writing this out and failing to remember what Jibks enjoyed about cathrrine, maybe it is time to break out the hat-dipping sauce after all. 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: Cadel rides right up there with Artemis Fowl as a sympathetic anti-villain.


View all 5 comments. But anyway, the second little story was even better. And thank you so very much for such a lovely message.

Evil Genius

Caden’s foster parents are worried about him because they have received multiple calls from his school about him hacking into their computers. The premise is a bit outlandish for something that turns out not to be quite as funny as one might expect from the title, although there are some humorous bits.

Well first off, the whole question of replying or not replying in these situations? But instead of refocusing Cadel on more positive activities, Dr. To view it, click here. Every time I read your Evil Genius trilogy I get really jumpy for some reason. Unsurprisingly, the school descends into chaos very quickly. Still, when re-reading the Genius series I often found myself recognizing similarities between Sonja and past patients of mine.

It shouldn’t surprise anybody then that Cadel’s father is none other than criminal genius Dr. That Inevitable Victorian Thing.