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Genius Squad

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Publisher Comments:

Now that the Axis Institute for World Domination has been blown up; the founder, Dr. Phineas Darkkon, has died; and Prosper English (who enrolled Cadel in the first place) is in jail for myriad offenses, Cadel Piggott has round-the-clock surveillance so he'll be safe until he testifies against Prosper English. But nobody seems to want Cadel. Not Fiona, his social worker; not Saul Greeniaus, the detective assigned to protect him.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; When he is approached by the head of Genius Squad--a group formed to investigate GenoME, one of Darkkon's pet projects--Cadel is dubious Genius Squad can offer him a real home and all the technology his heart desires. But why can't he bring himself to tell Saul what the group is really up to? And how can Genius Squad protect Cadel once Prosper English breaks out of jail?

Review:

"Readers who loved Evil Genius will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor. What made that first book so good was the author's delivery of a complex, layered protagonist in the young Cadel Piggot and the world of criminal masterminds in which he lives and learns, a world he eventually destroys. From these ashes rises another imaginative and just slightly less villainous cast of characters, the Genius Squad of the title, to tempt Cadel's vulnerable conscience. Cadel and his multiply-disabled best friend, Sonja Pirovic — a central figure this time around — land themselves among a new gang of superhuman brainiacs, who help populate this story with fresh twists and eyebrow-raising, technologically over-the-top antics. Cadel may be a genius, but is he smart enough to overcome his evil upbringing to land himself squarely on the side of good? Between Cadel's touching concern and growing feelings for Sonja, and the help of a few kindhearted adults, there's hope for Cadel. As readers keep their eyes on Cadel, however, Jinks stays busy, gradually setting up her audience for a stunning climax. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Once Cadel was going to take over the world. Now he's stuck in foster care.

Synopsis:

Once Cadel was going to take over the world. Now he's stuck in foster care.

About the Author

CATHERINE JINKS is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award and was honored with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian children's literature. She lives in Leura, Australia.
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152059859
Author:
Jinks, Catherine
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090406
Binding:
quantity of a single item, or quantities of two or more separate items, packaged
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.00 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 448 pages Harcourt - English 9780152059859 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers who loved Evil Genius will find this sequel as gripping, devilish and wonderfully dark as its predecessor. What made that first book so good was the author's delivery of a complex, layered protagonist in the young Cadel Piggot and the world of criminal masterminds in which he lives and learns, a world he eventually destroys. From these ashes rises another imaginative and just slightly less villainous cast of characters, the Genius Squad of the title, to tempt Cadel's vulnerable conscience. Cadel and his multiply-disabled best friend, Sonja Pirovic — a central figure this time around — land themselves among a new gang of superhuman brainiacs, who help populate this story with fresh twists and eyebrow-raising, technologically over-the-top antics. Cadel may be a genius, but is he smart enough to overcome his evil upbringing to land himself squarely on the side of good? Between Cadel's touching concern and growing feelings for Sonja, and the help of a few kindhearted adults, there's hope for Cadel. As readers keep their eyes on Cadel, however, Jinks stays busy, gradually setting up her audience for a stunning climax. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Once Cadel was going to take over the world. Now he's stuck in foster care.
"Synopsis" by ,
Once Cadel was going to take over the world. Now he's stuck in foster care.
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