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H.I.V.E.: The Higher Institute of Villainous Education (H.I.V.E., Bk 1)
HIVE The Higher Institute of Villainous Education - H.I.V.E., Bk 1
Author: Mark Walden
HIGHER INSTITUTE OF VILLAINOUS EDUCATION — Otto Malpense may only be thirteen years old, but so far he has managed to run the orphanage where he lives, and he has come up with a plan clever enough to trick the most powerful man in the country. He is the perfect candidate to become the world's next supervillain. — That is why he ends up at H.I....  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416935728
ISBN-10: 141693572X
Publication Date: 1/29/2008
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
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Welcome to Hogwarts for bad guys, minus the magic.

H.I.V.E. is a school set on a deserted island where brilliant young adults who have come from criminal families or have taken part in criminal projects are taught to become the worst that they can be.

Otto Malpense remembers nothing about how he came to be on the H.I.V.E. island, and neither does him Asian friend, Wing. The H.I.V.E. staff explains to the young criminals that their parents agreed to let them join the school - and that they are under the highest security and scrutiny.

Otto, being an extremely smart Alpha, wonders if they were kidnapped and are being held hostage until they graduate. Throughout their time at H.I.V.E., Otto and his friends are enrolled in a number of courses you will not find in your average school. Subjects such as Tactical Education, Stealth and Evasion, Villainy Studies, and many other classes (meant for other students, such as Henchmen).

Wanting to be off the island, Otto and his friends, Wing (a martial arts fighter), Shelby (a jewelry store sleuth), and Laura (a technological genius) devise a plan that has never been pulled off before - escaping H.I.V.E. This is a feat that no student has ever accomplished.

H.I.V.E. is a great book and the ending leaves it open for a sequel, which I will be more than happy to buy. Although some parts were scattered, it all led to a great, courageous ending.