Cadel is a fifteen-yr-old genius. An expert in computer programming and hacking, his whole life has been devoted to getting the best criminal education his father, Prosper English, can buy him. At the Axis Institute he learns how to use his computer skills for evil, how to disguise himself as a girl, how to make fake passports – basically everything a criminal mastermind of the internet age needs to be successful and get away with it. But Cadel is also just a kid, a kid who’s realising that maybe he wants his life to be something more normal, something better, than a life of crime can give him.
This trilogy by Catherine Jinks has it all – adventure, unexpected twists, and all surrounding normal kids with normal kid issues, as long as normal means being an orphan computer genius.
A cross between Alex Rider and Artemis Fowl, this trilogy is a winner for 12 to 17 -yr-olds. #1: Evil Genius, #2: Genius Squad & #3: The Genius Wars (all PB $19) available instore now.