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The Project

by Courtney Summers

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The Project by Courtney Summers
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    Feb 2021, 352 pages

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In this suspenseful young adult novel, a 19-year-old aspiring journalist is determined to rescue her sister from the grip of a sinister cult.

Bea and Lo Denham are inseparable sisters until their parents die in a car crash that Lo narrowly survives. Bea, depressed and desperate after the accident, falls into the arms of The Unity Project, a religious community that embraces her as she abandons her sister to the care of their great aunt. Years later, alone in the world after the death of their aunt and working as a secretary for a prestigious journalist, 19-year-old Lo is determined to unmask The Unity Project for what she believes it to be: a cult that indoctrinated her unwitting sister.

Like Courtney Summers' previous young adult novel, the bestseller Sadie, The Project is strongly invested in a relationship between two sisters who have been torn apart by tragic circumstances. The novel opens with a prologue in which Bea witnesses the birth of her younger sister and is given the opportunity to name her. The narration then ...

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