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Children of Eden

A Novel
Narrated by: Sarah Grayson
Series: Eden (Graceffa), Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Summary

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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  • Dublin
  • 21-10-18

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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Awsome<br />

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

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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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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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Love it!

Sooooooooo amazing love the story and everything else it's just wow! I love it defiantly read it!

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loved it

loved this book can't wait till the next one is up in UK couldn't stop listening

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  • Tori
  • 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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  • SJungleCO
  • 25-09-17

Had potential, but missed the mark

I really wanted to like this book...it had all the potential to be a really awesome dystopian novel. It has a really interesting plot, but isn't delivered well and doesn't quite hit the mark. The first half of the book dragged on and was hard to stick with. Although there were plenty of opportunities at the beginning to develop the characters this did not happen, therefore the characters and their relationships were rushed and unbelievable. It wasn't for me, personally, and I don't have much interest in reading the sequel.

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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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  • Kimberly Barrentine
  • 16-10-16

Great book

I would recommend this book to nearly everyone reader I truly enjoyed it, and it's getting harder for me to find a good book anymore.

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  • 29-11-16

amazing

I'm going to be honest I hate reading and usually stop in the middle of books but I couldn't stop listening to this book it's totally worth the read (or listen)

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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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  • lora
  • 18-10-16

Love this book,but confused about the ending.

I really love the story line of the book, but I am kind of confused about the ending of the book. I also have a lot of questions that were not answered. like was Ash fine. what happened to Lark,and how did she get out,? Did Lachlan get back to the Underground? did they really poison her? was the whole forest and deer a Vision problem, or is the center lying about it all? what happens to Rowan?

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  • ina
  • 20-10-16

OMG

i need more 😁😁 loved it! cant wait for the next one ! xoxo 😁

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  • Lulu
  • 18-10-16

Lulu

You have to make a second book and a movie it can't end here! :3

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