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Genius squad

by Jinks, Catherine.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Teen Collection YA JINK
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Teen Collection
Call Number  YA JINK
Baldwin Borough Library Young Adult YA JIN
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA JIN
Carnegie Library of Homestead Teen Fiction YA FIC Jink
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC Jink
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA FIC JIN
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA FIC JIN
Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN ADV JINKS E2
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN ADV JINKS E2
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. 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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Cut loose from his manipulative guardians in Evil Genius (2007), 15-year-old Cadel now endures the humiliations of social welfare (e.g., a foster mom who says things like This is sleep time, Cadel. This isn't computer time) on top of the stresses of being a protected witness in the Axis Institute investigations. So when Cadel and his math-genius pal, Sonja, are offered spots at a group home for bright kids, the friends quickly agree fully aware that they're actually joining a group of teen computer hackers recruited to take down a rotten corporation. This sequel is an odd mix. Amid confusing, technical details of cyberespionage, Cadel's relationships with two kind, concerned grown-ups often are more the stuff of heartwarming middle-grade fiction than YA technological thriller. Also, wheelchair-bound Sonja doesn't do much beyond inspire Cadel's compassionate reflections about the challenges of cerebral palsy. The novel lacks the sly tone and psychological depth of its predecessor, but readers craving high-tech escapades will find plenty of them here, along with a revelation-spiked finale that lays the groundwork for the trilogy closer.--Mattson, Jennifer Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly 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. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Genius series
#1 - Evil genius
#2 - Genius squad
#3 - The Genius wars
Subjects Genius -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Australia -- Fiction.
Publisher Orlando :Harcourt,2008
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Language English
Description 436 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780152066505 (pbk.)
9780152059859 (hc)
0152059857 (hc)
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