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Twenty-five-year-old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than 8.3 million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence. Already a best-selling author with his memoir, In Real Life, Joey now presents his first novel, Children of Eden.

Rowan is a Second Child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Her kaleidoscope eyes will give her away to the ruthless Center government.

Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man-made catastrophe. Long ago the brilliant scientist Aaron al Baz saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind. Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world.

As an illegal Second Child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family's compound for 16 years. Now, restless and desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run - unleashing a chain of events that could change the world of Eden forever.

©2016 Joey Graceffa (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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That's not aloud! !!!

It was such an easy book to listen to, I found myself finishing it in a single day! Amazing story line with so many unexpected turns, through out I was left wondering what was really going to happen. The characters were so real I could picture them beautifully in my mind. An extraordinarily executed book with an ended that has left me hungry for more.

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Speechless

To the amazing and brilliant Joey, this book is so good, that it has made me speechless. I would definitely recommend reading it to everybody. Can’t wait to start reading or listening the other two books.

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Amazing

Amazing book, full of adventure and being narrated by Sarah Grayson makes you feel like your part of the story!! Would highly recommend to anyone. love you joey, great work xx

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Awsome<br />

The best book ive ever read hope there is a second one coming out! 😋

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AMAZINGGGG

I found this book so FLIPPING GOOD it was so interesting and had the best story line !!!!! I have recommended this book to multiple of my friends
I was so happy when I found out that this was an audiobook because I’m not so good at reading :(
I Recommend this if you like sci-fi :D I love you Joey Keep up the great work :D P.s I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!! :DDDD

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Love it 💖

I live this book, wish I could go over to book 2 and 3 but safely they are just in print😢😟

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Interesting story

Good story, that does a solid job of building the post-end of the world setting. Nicely narrated. Only critic is it felt a little cold, not much emotion. Would listen to the next one if it gets audibled.

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Wow

Never has a book made me imagine anything like this before it was amazing the futuristic nature was crazy to imagine can’t wait for the second book. If it ever comes !

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All I can say is.... Wow.

This book brought tears to my eyes... best book I have ever ever read. Absolutely beautiful. I can't wait for another book honestly. I listened to it even when I got told not to because I was so attached to it. the reader really captured how I thought Rowan would have talked and the way joey describes the setting the characters everything. I really hoped Rowan would end up with Lark because she just cared so much about her and probably the reason joey did this was because he is gay but there is nothing wrong with that and I think that is what he is trying to prove. I really like the idea that is written behind this story. I would never have thought of it myself. very impressive Joey. I love this book so much that I am going to purchase the actual book and the sequels to this as I loved it so much.♥️♥️♥️

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Exciting and gets you hooked

Such an intriguing and exciting book with characters you can’t not be inticed to listen for, I’m desperate to listen to the other two books in the series but aren’t currently available.

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  • 26-11-17

I wasn’t expecting this

The story is written by a youtuber who is interesting to watch. I finally decided to listen to his story. I was incredibly surprised at how amazing it was. The narrator really made me feel excited to hear the next word.

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  • 24-03-21

Con: 2 girls falling in love Pro: Great plot

I wish I had known that this was a story about 2 teenage girls falling in love, because I probably wouldn’t have bought it. But that being said, interesting “what-if” concept and very good storytelling. I have stopped listening at chapter 8 just because the girls kissing doesn’t really line up with my understanding of the Bible. Also probably shouldn’t be in “children’s books” without a heads up to parents.

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  • Cierra
  • 08-02-17

Beware an awful ending

The storyline was dystopian and interesting enough but There were definitely some cringe worthy moments, an unnecessary love triangle and a lot of repeat language, but I was enjoying it. Up until that awful ending. What a complete let down. But on the flip side the voice actor was great.

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  • Homecup
  • 12-07-21

So Good!

What a fantastic book! So well made! Its a must read for sure! Go and take a dive with Rowen in her land of Eden!

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  • David Harrigan
  • 03-02-21

great book

This is story is so well written about a bleak future with terrible people in the world. The self reliance of Rowan is inspiring. Looking forward to the next two books in this series

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  • Rilei Kenny
  • 23-12-20

I love these books!

I have been obsessed with these books since day 1. I have all 3 but I struggle to find time to sit and read them. now I can listen while.im at work! love you Joey!!

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  • Roman denile
  • 02-12-20

I am gagged

felt connected to this characters so much I could live there lives man yess ahh

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  • Maddy Grace
  • 07-07-20

Would Reccomend to anyone!

Wonderful start to the series 💜 Whether youre looking for mystery, romance, or encapsulating adventure, I will always recommend! Joey Graceffa surprised me with his imagery and encompassed the human experience in a completely new world.

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  • Lydia
  • 20-10-16

Great

This is an overall great listen/read/experience. I would recommend this book for almost anyone. I hope this wasn't the end and I'm patiently waiting for the next book. Really great work !

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  • angela
  • 20-10-16

amazing

one of the best books i have listen to the detail was amazing along with the time period it was in i need more there has to be a movie or a second book or something!!!!!!

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