The Project

It begins with a book, the most boring book in the world, a book so boring no one could ever read it—the perfect place to hide a dangerous secret.

Written by Brian Falkner

After pulling a school prank, Luke and Tommy get caught and are punished by having to do a research project. When word of a quick rising flood is going to ruin the library’s books in the basement, the two volunteer to move all of them. While doing so, they discover an old book entitled Leonardo’s River. Enthralled and intrigued by the book and its pages, the two begin to wonder if this book has more to it than meets the eye. When they come back that night to steal the book, however, they aren’t the only ones after it. The others seek the secret within and they don’t want to share. Can Luke and Tommy figure out the mystery of Leonardo’s River before it’s too late? Why are so many interested in this book? A great action-filled mystery for reluctant readers. The plot is a little far-fetched, but well-developed. The twists and turns are intriguing and do a great job of holding reader’s interest. Readers who like action, adventure, mystery, science fiction, and old secrets will enjoy reading this book.

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr. High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 6-10

Brian Falkner – Official Website

The Project
Written by Brian Falkner
Random House Children’s Books
275 pages
Release Date: August 23, 2011
ISBN: 9780375869457

Publisher’s Description

It begins with a book, the most boring book in the world, a book so boring no one could ever read it—the perfect place to hide a dangerous secret.

When best friends Luke and Tommy volunteer to help move books from their library’s basement to higher ground during a quick rising flood, they discover the only surviving copy of the most boring book in the world: Leonardo’s River, lost for over 100 years. The book is connected to Leonardo da Vinci and is worth millions, so they return that night to steal it. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones with that plan. . . .

Brian Falkner, author of Brain Jack and The Tomorrow Code, delivers another page-turning thriller with heart-pounding action—this time, with a secret from Leonardo da Vinci that could determine the fate of history.

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3 thoughts on “The Project”

  1. I’ve got two copies of this one sitting on my desk to give away. The first secondary person who leaves a comment saying they want one will get a hardcover, the second person will get an uncorrected proof. Thanks for looking.

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