H.I.V.E. A school teaching and promoting villainous activity. I don’t know how Mark has done it, but he got me hooked. The stories contained within the pages of these books have captivated me, telling of a boy named Otto who is pulled unwillingly out of his secure home and placed into a school of treacherous villains. This is the story of his rebellion against the officials of the school, and his friendships with the students. The only thing I have against the whole shpeel is that the characters swear every so often. It is not excessive, but it is existent.