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The Project: A Novel (CD-Audio)

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THE PROJECT delves into the complexity of being wanted and finding purpose, making readers question how far they would go to find answers and whether they can discern the truth from desires--or if they even really want to. A tale of sisterhood wrapped in a roiling bundle of anticipation, this book pulls you in quickly and doesn't look back.

— Steph

Spring 2021 Kids Indie Next List


“Courtney Summers is back with another electric gut-punch of a novel, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have found myself a quivering mass of emotion after turning the last page of The Project. Only Summers can perfectly encapsulate the dueling states of fragility and ferocity that exist within young women when they find themselves alone in a world that isn’t designed to protect them from harm. I dare you to pick up this brilliant novel about two sisters and a mysterious cult — you won’t be able to put it down.”
— Cristina Russell, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL

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"This audiobook is essential listening. Narrators Therese Plummer and Emily Shaffer shine as Lo and Bea Denham, two teenage sisters whose lives are upended when their parents are killed in a car accident." -- AudioFile Magazine

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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

"The narrators beautifully build suspense, and the intensity never falters. This is one of those compelling audiobooks that will have listeners driving around or walking an extra block just so they can listen longer." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"[A] deeply disconcerting investigative thriller that seems unassuming but worms under the skin and into the mind." --Booklist (Starred Review)

"A powerful, suspenseful, and heartbreaking thriller about identity, sisterhood, and belonging." --Kirkus (Starred Review)

About the Author


Courtney Summers is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of several novels for young adults, including Cracked Up to Be, All the Rage and Sadie. Her work has been released to multiple starred reviews, received numerous awards and honors--including the Edgar Award, John Spray Mystery Award, Cybils Award and Odyssey Award--and has been recognized by many library, 'Best Of' and Readers' Choice lists. She lives and writes in Canada.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250790231
ISBN-10: 1250790239
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Language: English