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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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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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Loved it but...

I loved it but it would have been better if there was background noises depending on where the characters are.

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Very good

I like the author and enjoy the story line as well as this I really like the voice of the person who read the book

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Brilliant can't wait for the second book

Brilliant can't wait for the next book in the series to be available on audible

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wow surprisingly great

It may sound rude (I don't mean it to), but after reading several youtubers' books, I can't believe how great this book is and what a great writer Joey is.
I'm not usually a fan of YA fiction, but I do a love a good dystopian novel, so the reviews intrigued me. From the first few chapters I was hooked and was compelled to know what happened next. The environment is original and the descriptions are imaginative and beautiful. Whether he had help or not, Joey created a wonderful gripping story and I am looking forward to the sequel. The only question now is, when are audible uploading "The Elites Of Eden"?

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Amazing

It was absolutely incredible . As soon as I finished it I went and bought the second one as it is not on audible yet.

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More!

wow this an amazing book!! I want more! want happened to Ash, lokin,lorck everyone!!!
I highly recommend this book!

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So far one of my favourites on audible. This has a really good plot with relatable characters. Narrated beautifully, can't wait for the next one.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chris
  • 20-07-18

Had potential, but I HATED the ending.

To start off the book has a really interesting plot. However the first half of the book dragged on and was hard to stick with. Second child, not allowed. Mother and brother hiding her, and bad guy of a father stuck in the mix. The ending was really bad and mad just for the sole purpose of getting you to get book 2. Not sure I will spend the credit on it.