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The Project by Courtney Summers – Intense YA Cult Fiction Set In New York

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The Project by Courtney Summers
Book Information

Author: Courtney Summer
Genre: YA Family Fiction | Thrillers & Suspense
Pages: 339
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: February 2, 2021
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The Project by Courtney Summers Summary

“The Unity Project saved my life.”

Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo’s sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there’s more to the group than meets the eye. She’s spent the last six years of her life trying—and failing—to prove it.

“The Unity Project murdered my son.”

When a man shows up at the magazine Lo works for claiming The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and reunite with Bea once and for all. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its charismatic and mysterious leader, Lev Warren, he proposes a deal: if she can prove the worst of her suspicions about The Unity Project, she may expose them. If she can’t, she must finally leave them alone.

But as Lo delves deeper into The Project, the lives of its members, and spends more time with Lev, it upends everything she thought she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her—to the point she can no longer tell what’s real or true. Lo never thought she could afford to believe in Lev Warren . . . but now she doesn’t know if she can afford not to.

Welcome to The Unity Project.

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A Sneak Peak At Our Advanced Copy Review Of The Project

For cult fiction lovers, this YA book set in NY is a must. After their parents’ death, watch as two sisters grow apart as a cult and their seductive leader steps in. When one sister attempts to find and save the other, though, she suddenly can’t seem to resist the power of this terrifying community.

Full of secrets, twists, and turns, this is a quick and somewhat heartbreaking read that will invoke intense emotions. Although the ending shouldn’t be that surprising — like Where the Crawdads Sing — I still felt the reverberations from the shock.

About The Author, Courtney Summers

Courtney Summers is an award-winning and bestselling author. You may also know her for Sadie, This Is Not A Test, and All The Rage. She lives in Canada. Read more about Courtney Summers.

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