Author(s): Joe Sugg
The first book by YouTube star Joe Sugg tells the story of Evie, a socially-isolated teenage girl who struggles to fit in at high school. Always looking for a way to escape, she spends her nights supporting her terminally-ill father, who is tirelessly working on a computer program. When her father passes away, Evie is forced to live with her aunt, uncle, and cousin-Mallory-who is the most popular girl in school and the bane of Evie's existence.
One night, as she's going through her father's computer, Evie stumbles on a strange file that sucks her into a virtual world. As Evie explores this strange, new land, she learns it was the project her father was working so tirelessly on: a virtual Eden where Evie can get away and be herself. However, Evie is not alone; Mallory also discovers the world and her presence causes the idyll to descend into chaos. Now Evie must save the virtual world or lose her last connection to her father.
Joe Sugg is the vlogger and internet personality behind the YouTube channels ThatcherJoe, ThatcherJoeVlogs, and ThatcherJoeGames. His channels are personality driven and consist of challenges, pranks, impressions, and games, typically with other YouTube stars. His first blog started in November 2011 and, as of March 2015, he has over 4 million subscribers and over 249 million video views. He is the younger brother of YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg, and close friends with fellow YouTubers Caspar Lee and Alfie Deyes. The illustrator, Amrit Birdi, works in commercial illustration, children's illustration, fashion illustration, medical illustration, and concept illustration, as well comic book illustration.