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The Project

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
The #1 Spring 2021 Kids’ Indie Next Pick

An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of the Month for February Selection


A Rolling Stone Top Pop Culture for March Pick


A Book Riot Most Anticipated Books of 2021 Selection


Three starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist!


Featured in over 20 “Most Anticipated” lists, including BuzzFeed, Den of Geek, Book Riot, Bustle, Publishers Weekly, PopSugar, Entertainment Weekly, Frolic, and B&N Reads!


"In this compelling and absorbing YA novel, two sisters make the most painful of choices based on their love for one another." —Shelf Awareness


From Courtney Summers, the New York Times bestselling author of the 2019 Edgar Award Winner and breakout hit Sadie, comes her electrifying follow-up—a suspenseful, pulls-no-punches story about an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister no matter the cost.

Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died in a tragic car accident, her sister Bea joined the elusive community called The Unity Project, leaving Lo to fend for herself. Desperate not to lose the only family she has left, Lo has spent the last six years trying to reconnect with Bea, only to be met with radio silence.

When Lo’s given the perfect opportunity to gain access to Bea’s reclusive life, she thinks they’re finally going to be reunited. But it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t want to be found, and as Lo delves deeper into The Project and its charismatic leader, she begins to realize that there’s more at risk than just her relationship with Bea: her very life might be in danger.

As she uncovers more questions than answers at each turn, everything Lo thought she knew about herself, her sister, and the world is upended. One thing doesn’t change, though, and that’s what keeps her going: Bea needs her, and Lo will do anything to save her.

"This book is brave and raw and exciting and wisewise about girls and women, weakness and strength, and the bittersweet beauty of being human." —Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood Series

"This is a beautifully-written, compelling book about the lengths to which someone will go in order not to lose their sense of belonging. It’s full of twists and turns, keeping its readers guessing until the very end. The characterization is masterfully done and so empathetic that the reader will find it almost impossible not to sympathize with the characters even if they are seemingly going down the wrong path. It’s a tour de force, unflinchingly posing uncomfortable questions and forcing its readers to dig deep into themselves in order to find the answers." —The Nerd Daily


Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"This book is brave and raw and exciting and wise--wise about girls and women, weakness and strength, and the bittersweet beauty of being human." - Melissa Albert

"Masterful and devastating. The Project welcomes you into its world with the warmth of a minister and peels back the psychology of its characters--joiners and questioners alike--with a precision only Courtney Summers is capable of. Trust me: there is no flaw in The Project." - Somaiya Daud

"Courtney Summers has done it again: Broke my heart and pieced it back together in unexpected ways. The Project is a beautiful, thrilling testament to love. It takes a compelling deep dive into what makes people want to belong and you'll leave it gasping for air. This book is a baptism for your soul." - Maurene Goo

"Completely electrifying from start to finish--I can't think of another writer who takes the risks Courtney Summers does and sticks the landing every single time." - Kara Thomas

"Courtney Summers has, once again, written a devastatingly perfect novel. The Project will charm you, thrill you, and ultimately gut you, all while challenging every preconceived notion you had about cults and our relationship with them." - Kaitlin Ward


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May 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Project
Author(s): Courtney Summers
ISBN: 1-4328-8683-5 / 978-1-4328-8683-7 (USA edition)
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February 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Project: A Novel
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February 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Project: A Novel
Author(s): Courtney Summers
ISBN: 1-250-81984-9 / 978-1-250-81984-0 (USA edition)
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April 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Project: A Novel
Author(s): Courtney Summers
ISBN: 1-250-79880-9 / 978-1-250-79880-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wednesday Books
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February 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Project: A Novel
Author(s): Courtney Summers
ISBN: 1-250-79023-9 / 978-1-250-79023-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
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February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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February 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Project: A Novel
Author(s): Courtney Summers
Publisher: Wednesday Books
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