H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education)

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A&C Black, Jul 5, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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H.I.V.E. (Higher Institute of Villainous Education) is a top-secret school of applied villainy where children with a precocious gift for wrongdoing are sent to develop their talents into criminal mastermind. After all, 'villains have the best lines and wear the best costumes'. One small catch is that the children cannot leave until training is complete, six years later. With villainy comes a certain freedom of thought, and every year one student in particular will show exceptional talent - after all, it takes the best to produce the worst. This year there are two students: Otto Malpense and his new friend Wing Fanchu are both exceptionally bad, and they are definitely not keen on being held against their will for six long years . . .
 

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User Review  - ddbrown201 - LibraryThing

A favorite from this year's book battle list. An inescapable school for young criminal masterminds? Check. Out of control plant taking over said school? Check. Escape plans in the works? Check. Read full review

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User Review  - lkmuir - LibraryThing

Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
38
Section 4
64
Section 5
83
Section 6
105
Section 7
123
Section 8
139
Section 10
170
Section 11
186
Section 12
214
Section 13
237
Section 14
245
Section 15
261
Section 16
290
Copyright

Section 9
147

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About the author (2010)

Mark Walden's first book, H.I.V.E., was selected a winner in Richard and Judy's 'Best Kids' Books Ever'. Paramount has optioned the film rights, and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust's Booked Up scheme, which gives every secondary school student a free book. Mark has followed this success with two further titles in the extraordnarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and was been selected as a WBD author for 2009. He is happily married (as is his wife, he hopes) and is the proud father of Megan.

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