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Publisher's 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.

Β©2016 Joey Graceffa (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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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?

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Good but lacking maturity

I wanted to love it. it started out strong. I felt pulled in to the story and Sarah Grayson's incredible voice helped with that.

By mid book I was burned out on the constant childish introspective monologues. I wish the protagonist had grown as a person. The innocent, naive beliefs fit her in the beginning but by the end, at least, she should have been a little smarter. Kind of killed it for me. Not sure if book 2 will be better... not sure I want to pay for book 2 to find out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Cierra
  • Lancaster, SC
  • 02-08-17

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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OMG

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

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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 !

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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!!!!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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)

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Lulu

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

6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Amy
  • 10-09-16

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Bug
  • 10-08-16

Awsome<br />

The best book ive ever read hope there is a second one coming out! πŸ˜‹

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • E_x_e
  • 10-04-16

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Honor Crowson
  • 11-25-17

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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  • lauryn mcdonnelll
  • 11-09-17

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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  • george
  • 11-02-17

11 out of 10

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-16-17

Gripping

This book was amazing and really gripping, i could not put it down until i finished the whole thing! would recommend to anyone who loves a good story with indepth plots and characterisation

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-27-17

fave book ever

literally can't put the book down and can't stop listening to the audiobook. can't wait for the sequel!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-17

Amazing

A great but sad ending which leaves you gripping hopefully a next novel. Amazing plot and definitely my current favourite book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-24-17

I love this book

I think Joey should have read it personal but she was good and brought the book to live for me.

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  • Helen
  • 10-06-16

So unpredictability

This book was amazing, it was unpredictable with lots of twists.
The end of the book left me with so many questions and feeling like there must be a 2nd. I so hope that get to make a movie out of this
The story was amazing
How the reader invites you in to the story really had me not want to leave and it was overall amazing and brilliant

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jules
  • 07-16-17

Shamelessly embraces the young adult genre

Eden is a good book. It's not completely original and it uses almost all of the common cliche plot devices found in every other young adult novel, but very rarely to its detriment. It's a fun ride, it's well read, and honestly it gives a lot higher quality than I expected from a novice novelist.

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  • Courtney
  • 12-07-16

i want more

this is one on the best books. its a must buy. do yourself a favor and get it as you will find that you wont be able to stop listening

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  • Meg
  • 10-25-16

Strong start, disappointing finish

The book will have a strong appeal with middle school readers (12-15 year olds), but the non stop challenges and crises go on just a little too long. It's obvious that the aim is to write a sequel, but the abrupt finish will disappoint many readers.

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  • tash wheeler
  • 07-25-17

Amazing!!!!

I absolutely fell in love with this book. I am a massive fan of Joey and have been following him for a long time. This book and a very creative and unique story line, I am a quite big book worm and have never seen anything like it❀️

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • eden
  • 10-24-16

amazing

the voice is so nice to listing to. and the story is pretty good!!!! 😊

0 of 1 people found this review helpful