Genius: The Game by Leopoldo GoutGenius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout

Genius: The Game

byLeopoldo Gout

Hardcover | May 3, 2016

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Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together.

The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India's youngest CEO and visionary.

The Players:
Rex- One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother.
Tunde-This14-year-old self-taught engineering genius has drawn the attention of a ruthless military warlord by single-handedly bringing electricity and internet to his small Nigerian village.
Painted Wolf-One of China's most respected activist bloggers, this mysterious 16-year-old is being pulled into the spotlight by her father's new deal with a corrupt Chinese official.

The Stakes: Are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run.

Leopoldo Gout, the producer behind Days of Grace, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times called "a potent and vigorous film," is also a writer, artist, and filmmaker. He hails from Mexico, studied Contemporary Art at Central Saint Martins in London, and now resides in New York City with his wife and two children.
Title:Genius: The GameFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.41 × 6.34 × 0.97 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250045819

ISBN - 13:9781250045812


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from Giselle at Book Nerd Canada Fun quick read! The pacing was quite fast, which I enjoyed. It almost read in a style of a movie, where the next clue or next plot point is dropped and the audience is taken along for the ride. I loved reading the challenges they had to do. Not knowing what they were talking about, I soon grew weary but nonetheless I was still curious and engaged in how they came to their answers. I love how the Game wasn't even the main plot because each character had their own motive in helping others or their own family. I just thought that made it so much more interesting than having this game take over their lives. Because it showed how important other aspects of their young lives really are. I love that whole set of POC characters are literally from all over the world. Even the side characters, where one of them is from the Philippines. That made me happy being Filipino after all. I had one sore point of the book and I couldn't help but notice it. Out of the two main characters, Tundee was treated as well "different." I don't know if the broken English point of view was needed. Both Rex and Cai who are also people of colour did not have any broken English dialogue and thoughts so I don't know why Tunde needed that either. Just because he's from a village? Isn't that a bit racist after all? I don't know why he was just segregated like that. Maybe I'm just reading into it, but I didn't like that niggly feeling I got when I kept seeing it. There are also so many great quotes that I couldn't help but pull. They were so memorable and I just thought they were much needed in our society today. The quote about the cure for cancer made me stop and think because even though I thought the same myself years ago, I was still taken aback it was in a fictional novel. "The Game" is an intelligent and enthralling read for young and old readers alike! You'll love how diverse the cast of characters are and how each have their own voice and story to tell.
Date published: 2016-12-11

Editorial Reviews

"Genius is a breakthrough novel for young adults and others who love this mind-expanding genre. Genius is exciting, provocative, fresh, innovative, and smart, smart, smart. Please don't wait until Genius is a cult classic to read it." - James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maximum Ride novels"Strong characters who show their bravery throughout, friendships that do not falter, and ethics that do not fail, even when characters are faced with the impossible, are a refreshing change to most teenage novels. Readers will be caught up in the brilliance of the three characters and be surprised at the many twists and turns that they must confront. A gripping must-have." -- School Library Journal, starred review"Gout's characters are believable and immensely likable and their friendship serves as a delightful and realistic anchor amid the fast-moving chaos. Science and technology may take center stage in Gout's fictional Game, but it's the less flashy craft of writing that sells the story." --The New York Times Book Review"a fast-moving story that presents its protagonists with intriguing moral choices" -- Publishers Weekly"it's tense and suspenseful with a breakneck pace and a plot that twists and turns, the characters reeled me in and made me care about their situations. Topics including engineering, coding, hacking, and physics will be a huge draw for teens interested in STEM subjects, but the compelling story will keep anyone turning the pages to reach the cliff-hanger ending." -- The Booklist Reader