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After a tragic accident kills most of her family, Bea Denham is determined not to lose the one thing she has left: her little sister, Lo. But Lo's injuries are catastrophic and nothing short of a miracle can save her now. When Bea's desperate pleas fall on Lev Warren, the charismatic spiritual leader of The Unity Project, he knows he can help. All Bea has to do is believe . . . When Lo awakes in the ICU, her parents are dead and her sister has joined The Unity Project, abandoning Lo in the care of their great aunt. The more Lo learns, the more she's convinced the beloved group is hiding sinister secrets. If only she could make Bea believe . . . Years later, when a man claims The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and finally reunite with Bea. But her investigation will put her in the direct path of Lev Warren and he will make her question everything she thought she knew to be true, and all that she believes . . .

An Indie Bestseller
The #1 Spring 2021 Kids' Indie Next Pick
Rolling Stone Top Culture Pick of the Month (March '21)
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An Amazon Best YA Book of the Month (Feb '21)
A Peter Monn Book Club Pick (Feb '21)
praise
“Powerful, suspenseful, and heartbreaking.”
— Kirkus, starred review

“Masterfully written . . . A gripping, flawless psychological thriller ready to leave readers shattered.”
— School Library Journal, starred review

“Summers presents a rich offering that lingers even as it shocks.”
— Booklist, starred review

“A gripping psychological thriller . . . filled with rich prose, raw details, and a powerful message.”
— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A must-read . . . a sure hit for anyone who prizes tautly crafted, emotionally driven suspense.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“A twisty plot that’s full of hooks.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Captivating and harrowing . . . Yes, The Project will ruin your day. Yes, you want it to.”
— Shelf Awareness

“Brave and raw and exciting and wise.”
— Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood series

“Masterful and devastating. Trust me: There is no flaw in The Project.”
— Somaiya Daud, international bestselling author of Mirage and Court of Lions

“This book is a baptism for your soul.”
Maurene Goo, author of Somewhere Only We Know

“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, author of The Cheerleaders

“A devastatingly perfect novel.”
Kaitlin Ward, author of Girl in a Bad Place
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Both editions of The Project come with three unique graphics,
an annotated chapter and a bonus chapter.
The Barnes & Noble edition comes in red.
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