The Genius Wars
By Catherine Jinks
(Graphia, Paperback, 9780547577272, 384pp.)
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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The thrilling Genius trilogy is now bigger and better. Boy genius Cadel Piggott has a new name (Cadel Greenaius), a new family, and a new life. No more illegal hacking, no more false identities, and most of all, no more Prosper English. But when his best friend, Sonja, is attacked, it’s up to him to figure out who was behind it. Before he knows it, Cadel is crossing oceans and continents, barreling back into the depths of the criminal activity he thought he’d left behind, and coming face-to-face with Prosper English once again. Can Cadel track down Prosper before it’s too late? And what rules will he have to break in the process?
CATHERINE JINKS was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1963. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and later spent four years studying medieval history at the University of Sydney. After working for several years in a bank, she married a Canadian journalist and lived for a short time in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is now a full-time writer, residing in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales with her husband Peter and their daughter Hannah.Catherine is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and has also won a Victorian Premier's Literature Award, the Ena Noel Award for Children's Literature, and an Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children's Literature. www.catherinejinks.com
* "Cyber-espionage takes both front seats in this conclusion to the outstanding Genius series....the climax is taut, absorbing and tantalizingly ambiguous."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Full-throttled plot....will command the attention of even non-techie readers until Jinks's final plot twists wind to a close."--Horn Book
"Jinks is an entertaining writer. . . . Her imaginative use of technology . . . creates some truly tense moments, and Cadel is Everyman enough for readers to root for in the thick of things. Fans of the trilogy will delight in this concluding volume, and it will also appeal to gadget-crazy boys—and girls—who enjoyed Alex Rider’s adventures."—Booklist