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Evil Genius (2005)

by Catherine Jinks

Series: Evil Genius (1)

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Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.

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This book is an old favorite but it definitely has some aspects that aren't handled great. The depiction of autism is problematic, not maliciously I think but still not great. As far as I know its decent rep for cerebral palsy though a bit cliche. ( )
1 vote mutantpudding | Dec 26, 2021 |
i decided to pick this up after i remembered i’d had to abandon it years ago (due to moving away from the library i’d checked it out of), and i’m so glad i did! i love the unique characters and plot line so much. so excited to pick the next book up! ( )
  Akacya | Feb 28, 2021 |
So boring, I couldn't even finish it. I gave it about 150 pages and nothing had happened, I felt no connection to the characters, adn i didn't really care what happened to them. ( )
  amandabock | Dec 10, 2019 |
Evil Genius
(Genius #1)
by Catherine Jinks
I listened to the audible version from the library and the narration was excellent! The whole book was too notch! There were so many twists! I fell in love with the book right away. A genius boy who is lonely and gets into trouble more from boredom than meanness. At the age of 7 he is a hacker and lands him in big trouble. From there... Life just gets worse while he is suppose to be getting help! ( )
1 vote MontzaleeW | Sep 6, 2018 |
A lot scarier, darker and for a more mature audience than I was expecting based on the cover and the synopsis. Quite a lot of swearing and violence. Good discussion material about nature vs nurture and how much control do we have in who we are and who we become. ( )
1 vote wrightja2000 | Sep 6, 2018 |
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Child prodigy Cadel Piggot, an antisocial computer hacker, discovers his true identity when he enrolls as a first-year student at an advanced crime academy.

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