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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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By SJungleCO on 09-25-17

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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By Cierra on 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.

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By Amy on 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.

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By Bug on 10-08-16

Awsome<br />

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

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By Helen on 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

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By Jules on 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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