Nymn's Best of Child Masterminds, Geniuses & Prodigies
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2 Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl,...
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3 Ender's Game (The Ender Qui...
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4 The Arctic Incident (Artemi...
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5 The Eternity Code (Artemis ...
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6 Furies of Calderon (Codex A...
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7 The Opal Deception  (Artemi...
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8 The Lost Colony (Artemis Fo...
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9 The Time Paradox (Artemis F...
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10 The Atlantis Complex (Artem...
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11 The Amulet of Samarkand (Ba...
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12 Neverdark
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13 Blaze of Glory (The Laws of...
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14 books · 9 voters · list created October 9th, 2011 by Nymn (votes) .
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message 4: by Brian (new)

Brian I would suggest "Evil Genius" by Catherine Jinks, which fits the list well.

Personally, I thought Artemis Fowl was just so-so an only read the first one. In my opinion, Evil Genius was considerably better than Artemis Fowl, but probably I would say not as good as my top choices on your list, the Name of the Wind and Ender's Game.


message 3: by Nymn (new)

Nymn Really? Although I personally haven't read Evil Genius, I have had a flip through it. I just find it sillier and not as realistic (as realistic in fantasy as you can get anyway) as Artemis Fowl. Well, we all have our personal preferences. :P


message 2: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan this list is missing many great books and seems limited to very young teen books? Not that ones here are bad. Just simple. What about things by Louis McMaster Bujold?


message 1: by Nymn (last edited Dec 19, 2012 06:23AM) (new)

Nymn Yeah, sorry, it's my personal list and everyone does have different tastes. =/ I've only read one book by him (her?) and I wasn't impressed, I've to admit. Maybe it wasn't one of his better works though. Which books are you referring to?

Also, there doesn't seem to be many fictional accounts of a child genius. You seem to know of others? If you do, please recommend it to me so I can add it to my list and read it myself. :) I only read fantasy & sci-fi at the moment however.


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