When Lo’s given the perfect opportuni ...more
THE PROJECT is out now. For 13 years, you've championed my brutal narratives featuring 'unlikable' female protagonists, and when I promise to destroy you, you show up every time. You meet all my books ask of you and then, for some reason, you keep asking me for more. THE PROJECT's deliciously challenging narrative might be asking the most of you yet. Thank you for the privilege and the support and . . . #WelcometoTheProject.
THE PROJECT is available in the following editions:
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Before you start this book, I assure you this is not standard “ welcome to the world of cults and meet with the lunatics who are also worshippers of one legendary man who lost most of his marbles” kind of book. It’s not only about a cult. It’s about losing your way in your life, looking for an anchor, grieving your family but mostly finding yourself story at the most unexp ...more
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✨ My Review for SADIE
Courtney Summers is an author who has always meant a lot to me and her stories always impact me more than I have words to write in a review. I truly believe no other author writes about the sibling experience and feelings that ...more
"Having a sister, Mom says, is a place only the two of them will share, made of secrets they never have to say aloud—but if they did, it would be a language only the two of them could speak."
i, in fact, did not reconsider anything about myself. this did not make me reconsider anything at all. i already know cults are insane. maybe its just the skeptic in me, but i was not buying anything lev was selling at any point. never. so there werent any shocks for me, unfortunately ...more
No one is more disappointed than I am that this wasn't the 5 star winner I anticipated it to be. Courtney Summers is an incredibly talented author, and I look forward to each new book that she releases with bated breath. Perhaps I overhyped myself, or it could be that I misunderstood going in just what this novel is, but I was mostly taken aback by the fact that there isn't a mystery to solve here. There are definitely dark, suspenseful aspects to the story, an ...more
“Having a sister is a promise no one but the two of you can make--and no one but the two of you can break.”
The Project is an addictive, compelling, and emotional read about the bond between sisters and those who prey on the vulnerable.
Lo and Bea Denham have always lived by the sisterly promise they made until their parents are killed in a car accident. Bea falls into the hands of an apparent cult called The Unity Project, whereas Lo is fighting to survive. 6 years later, Lo is ...more
Rarely do I do that until I've turned the final page of a book, but at about the 10% mark of "The Project" I found myself needing a roadmap for the narrative I was trying to navigate.
In short, this is a story about a (very) young woman trying to investigate and expose an alleged cult called The Unity Project that has alienated her from her older sister. Is it truly just an organization that brings lost souls together to help the greater humanity through charitable works ...more
Although severely wounded, Lo pulled through, but there were lasting repercussions stemming from that horrific day. It has since shaped the course of her life.
Lo's older sister, Bea, essentially abandoned her after the accident, leaving Lo in the care of their Aunt.
Lo, understandably curious about why her sister would leave, only knows that Bea joined a mysterious group known as The Unity Project.
The Pro ...more
That’s what my feelings for The Project did. They flipped, they flopped, and then flipped again as I read Courtney Summers’ latest Young Adult thriller.
And they flip-flopped dramatically. From like to strong dislike to really like to even love by novel’s end, albeit fleeting.
It’s a lot of flipping and flopping, I know. Stay with me. This is all heading somewhere.
Nineteen-year-old Lo Denham knows how to take care of hersel ...more
Having a sister is a promise no one but the two of you can make—and no one but the two of you can break.
lo is nineteen, working as an executive assistant at a fledgling magazine whose founder’s mission to expose the truth at any cost is one she deeply admires and hopes to someday contribute to in a more meaningful way than fetching coffee. the truth she would most like to expose is that of the unity project; a religious group in upstate new york dedicated to social betterment th ...more
“You wanted the truth. Or are you afraid of it now?”
The Project is a story about love and grief, about betrayal and sacrifice. It’s a story about a girl determined to save her sister at all costs.
Lo Denham is an aspiring journo. After her parent’s death in a tragic car accident, her sister Bea joins a secretive cult 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 b ...more
"If you tell a story , something real , something true , you get to be alive in other people. and writing feels like the most, the greatest chance i wil ever have at being alive. ''
This revieuw is spoiler free for major things that happen , major spoilers can be found at the end of my revieuw in the spoiler section that is marked with spoiler tags
5 freak ...more
After their parents died, Lo's sister, Bea joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo to be raised by their great aunt. Lo has been trying to prove for years that there is more to this group and its leader than meets the e ...more
All of us on our way to join Courtney’s cult!!
Lo Denham used to have a sister, but Bea left her behind. Lo used to have parents too, but they’re gone as well. Lo used to have a family, and probably even used ...more
Courtney Summers is my absolute favorite author and I don’t say this lightly. But this time her signature moves weren’t there.
I was super excited for this book because a) Courtney never disappoints me, b) I have always wanted to read a book about a cult, c) I was ready to have my heart broken and to completely identify with the main character as I always do with Courtney’s girls. So yeah, imagine my frustration when none of those happened. I think the author was going for something dif ...more
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“What is about to be offered to you has never been offered to anyone before.”
This book was mind-blowing and despite having read it two days ago, I still think about it because it was just one of those books.
The Project is a Young Adult mystery-thriller book that takes place in upstate New York. The Unity project -a religious group- has won over most people of upstate New York and have taken many under their wing, including Bea, Lo’s older siste ...more
“All I wanted was to claw my way back to my sister, but the whole time she was so surrounded by new love, she buried her old family and built a new one on top of its bones.”
This book was so unsettling and compelling, it was so hard to put down and not get sucked into it for the whole day and ignore everything else I had to do.
The Project follows the perspectives of two sisters: Bea and Lo. When she was 13 Lo was in a terrible car accident that left her scarred, traumatised, and alon ...more
my main takeaway is this: sometime between when i read sadie last year and now, i have come to deeply appreciate courtney summers’ prose.
despite all the hype, i was lukewarm about sadie. i was interested in its subject matter but somehow left wanting with the execution. with the project, things were exactly reversed. i'm no fan of cult-related storylines; they frustrate and enrage and terrify ...more
The Project was my first Courtney Summers book but it certainly won't be my last! I have heard universal praise for her novel Sadie, so was excited to see this book was available on Netgalley. All I knew was that The Project had a focus on cults and sisters and I was in.
We follow two sisters who follow different lives, but somehow each becomes involved in some way with a religious organisation called The Unity Project, and its leader Lev Warr ...more
Shortest Summary Ever: Lo, the victim of a serious accident that killed her parents has now lost her sister Bea to the Unity Project, a cult/religious group led by Lev Warren. She’s fought for years to uncover their deceptions so she can simply see her sister. Now Lo is working at an up-and-coming magazine, hoping to be taken seriously as a writer, when a man reveals he blames the Project for the death of his son. And Lo realizes she was a witness ...more
Also this book is about cults, so there's that. ...more
After surviving a car crash that killed her parents, Lo Denham goes to live with her aunt. Her sister, Bea, is old enough to take care of Lo, but instead joins The Unity Project ...more
"When an event this senseless happens it's natural, it's very human, to want to assign meaning and reason, even at the expense of the truth, just so we can sit with it a little easier at the end of the day."
"I don't know how to put good things back in the world, when I feel like I've been part of so much wrong with it."
🤦 Another disappointing read of 2021.
You can opt for some other book if you're looking for a book which would keep you guessing.
This one is pretty quite ...more
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