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May 23 2008

Genius squad by Catherine Jinks

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Allen and Unwin 2008
(Age 12+) Highly recommended for its originality, this sequel to Evil genius will enthral its readers with its high tech hero, Cadel Piggott, deciding to use his hacking skills to fight evil. With the Axis Institute for World Domination blown up and Prosper English in gaol, he and his friend Sonya are approached to join a group of talented kids known as the Genius Squad. But can he trust the people at Clearview House?

Jinks has mixed together a clever mixture of technology and computers with an appealing hero who is learning to have a conscience and sorting his way through right and wrong. Memorable characters crowd the pages and the plot twists will keep the readers moving along at a fast past.

Intelligent readers who like books about technology and who appreciate a brilliant plot and wonderful imagination will grab this fast moving adventure.
Pat Pledger

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