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His life could change the world. His death could save it. It all started with a book. The most boring book in the world! So boring that nobody would ever read it. The perfect place to hide a terrible secret. But now the book has emerged from its hiding place and the world may never be the same.An action-packed adventure which will have readers on the edge of their seatFromHis life could change the world. His death could save it. It all started with a book. The most boring book in the world! So boring that nobody would ever read it. The perfect place to hide a terrible secret. But now the book has emerged from its hiding place and the world may never be the same.An action-packed adventure which will have readers on the edge of their seatFrom the best-selling and award-winning author of The Tomorrow Code and BrainjackPerfect for kids who love Alex Rider...

Title : The Project
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ISBN : 9781921529795
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Number of Pages : 343 Pages
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The Project Reviews

  • Nick Thomas
    2019-03-09 06:12

    I thought this was a well written book, A lot of foreseeable plot twists but a fun read in free time. I personally didn't like that other than the two main characters there was not enough backround information on some of the important side characters. My recommendation for people to read this would be if you're going to be on a long road trip, or an airplane flight. The reason for this is that the book is a good book to sit down and read the whole thing through, because there is no good places to hold off and stop reading.

  • Raina
    2019-03-06 12:08

    I've been feeling guilty for not giving books their fair shake lately. So, for this one, I tried to follow the Nancy Pearl rule about quitting on books. Which I misremembered*. Anyway, suffice it to say that I read 70 pages of this book. I had high hopes. Falkner's previous titles (especially Brain Jack) have been recommended to me, and I was looking for more "cool," actiony, boy books with good covers for my January Middle School booktalks. The beginning of this book is hooky beyond belief. An ominous (and also rather hilarious) prologue about "the most boring book in the world," the phrase "drunken squirrel" in the first sentence of chapter one, a hot/mysterious teacher, and a kid with photographic memory? I thought this would be the easiest book to sell in the world. But when I got to page 45 and there still hadn't been any action scenes, a major plot point involved stealing a book from a library, and these bad-boys also found it in their natures to volunteer to fill sandbags in a community effort to stop a flood... I just couldn't do it. I didn't have a good sense of who these kids were (and what evidence we got was conflicting). I didn't feel like the plot got going fast enough to reel in kids. As much as I like that Falkner integrates a kiwi into an American story, I don't think his speech and humor will translate. Oh yeah, and the kicker? A librarian isn't capable of coming up with the concept of a bucket brigade without a teenager's help.Sorry, Falkner, I'm moving on to the next book on my short list.*For the curious, I read 70 pages - my age subtracted from 100. Nancy's actual rule is: "If you’re fifty years of age or younger, give a book fifty pages before you decide to commit to reading it or give it up. If you’re over fifty, which is when time gets even shorter, subtract your age from 100—the result is the number of pages you should read before making your decision to stay with it or quit." (http://nancypearlbooks.wordpress.com/...)

  • Khalid Halabi
    2019-03-04 07:20

    In “The Project” a boy and his friend feel that the book they were assigned was the most boring book in the world. They refused to write the report and the vice principal of the school makes a deal with the boys. If the boys can find one list with the book as one of the most boring books, they do not have to write the report. They boys cannot find the book on the list, but see that many people have “Leonardo’s River” as the most boring book. They also find that a man has offered 2 million dollars for the book, as only one copy has been printed. Suddenly a flood hits, and they must save the books at the library in their neighborhood. The library uses a bucket brigade. One boy sees the book in the library, and is so shocked, forgets to take the book. The flood turns out to be extremely destructive. The boys run to get the book, but are intercepted. They find out why Leonardo writes from right to left, and travel to many places. I feel that the story stayed too much on the uptake. Much of the story was just about the book, not the adventure and what happens with the book. I feel that when you read this book, you could feel discouraged when reading the first part of the book. I also feel that the book was a little cliché, in terms of the adventure. The adventure was the average run of the mill, with a completely evil person, doing evil things. I do feel that the author had taken the structure and put his architecture on it. He had put an original antagonist, and an interesting problem. When I was reading the book, I became hooked at the very end. All in all, the book had a strange beginning, and the end was very good.

  • Eye of Sauron
    2019-03-07 13:19

    George Orwell made a good argument about the degradation of the English language in his essay "Politics and the English Language," saying:"It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts."Such is the case here. I can almost feel my brain deteriorating as I read this.The main characters are insufferable fifteen-year-olds who talk like insufferable fourteen-year-olds. Their dialogue is full of inanity and superfluity and endless idiotic phrases like "easy as" and "dunno." I My human host has (somewhat) recently escaped that age group, and no one actually talks like that. This type of writing might appeal to the minority who identify with these caricatures of human beings, but for the rest of us it's unbelievable and entirely uninteresting.The plot is sorta like a ripoff of The Da Vinci Code, but it's also far more shallow and desperately prolonged (despite being half the length). It's way less cool, far less intellectually stimulating (the other one wasn't even good in that respect), and ultimately not worth the time I spent reading it. Well, the first half, actually. I slogged intrepidly through the dense jungle of stupid adolescent boys until I realized it was the vast wasteland of inanity and uselessness.Characters are duller than proverbial doorknobs, the bad guys are straight out of Writing Cliché Villains for Dummies, and the "heroes" are little more than disrespectful and selfish idiots who happen to have and find some rare and expensive stuff.The point could be argued that this is a book intended for children, or middle schoolers, or something. Firstly, this should not be given to children (language, etc.). Middle schoolers have the mental capacity to comprehend far better literature than this. It might be for younger readers, but there is SO MUCH BETTER stuff for them to read than this.

  • Jr
    2019-03-20 09:58

    Goodreads reviewI read the book The Project by Brian Falkner. The book is a mystery book and has 275 pages. The main characters in this book were Tommy and Luke. They are really good friends but almost seemed like brothers. The characters end up finding this super rare book called Leonardo’s River. They believe it has a secret code for something. Tommy and Luke end up getting a little too nosy and get caught. They are held hostage with a guy named Mueller who knows what to do with the book and has been looking for the book. Mueller plans on going back in time and changing the world. So Tommy and Luke follow him back in time to try and stop him. They go on an adventure of a lifetime that they will never forget. Read the book to find out if Tommy and Luke can stop Mueller from changing the world. This book was probably one of the most favorite books I’ve ever read. I thought the author did a great job at the end of every chapter of leaving a cliffhanger for the reader. My favorite part of the book is when everything starts to unravel and it all starts to make sense. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone and especially to people who like exciting and a creative mystery books. The theme of the book is to never give up and always do what is right. I learned that even as a kid we can stand up for what is right and we should always be ourselves. I would give this book a 4.75 stars out of 5.

  • Wes Flease
    2019-03-06 14:04

    Personal Response: I think that this book was very creative, the author knew how to make characters develop. The plot had one huge plot twist that was interesting. I also liked the book because it has to do with the holocaust, and i think that is a interesting subject.I didn't like how the book dragged on I think there was too much information. The book is one of the best books i have read.Plot Summary: Luke and Tommy are reading the most boring book in the world. It was the perfect place to hide the most dangerous secret. They realise that they hold a great power with the book, but they are not the only ones who know the power of the book. Luke and Tommy are in a battle with famous outlaws to take the power of the book and change the course of history. Luke and Tommy must do everything they can to stop them from giving hitler power ,and taking over the world.Recommendation: I recommend this book to people who like action and are adventours. The book's main characters are two boys who act like spies, so I would recommend this to boys. This would probably be read by 7th grade to 12th grade because there is history that you have to understand to read the book.Characterization: Luke started out as a normal kid who went to school, and hung out with his friends. Throughout the book he developed into more of a man and has to fend for himself. Towards the end of the book he is a heroic kid who saves America from Hitler's army.

  • Tammy Lewis
    2019-02-21 09:04

    Luke finds himself bored in school and takes to pulling pranks, which results in him being assigned to find the most boring book in the world. Which he miraculously, because there is only one in existence, discovers. When people start disappearing and three men start chasing him down to get the book, Luke realizes the books holds the instructions to da Vinci's time machine. A time machine which a radical remnant of the Nazis has found and is going to use to deliver rudimentary nuclear warhead plans back in time to 1944. So off Luke travels to the past to save the future. It was a fun, fast-paced book with a very relatable protagonist. This book should make a splash with teen boys, bored with school and fascinate with war, history, espionage, and/ or science.

  • Stephanie
    2019-02-22 12:11

    It starts of childish and slow but by about halfway the action picks up and you get into some really interesting ideas. I'll try to avoid spoilers, but I really appreciated the incorporation of the historical aspects of the book. And I thought there were some very poignant moments. Luke's memory retention is a fascinating literary device and very useful, although it can also be a detriment in certain situations. The second half of the book is fast paced and engaging. I definitely think it makes up for the slower start. Over all a fun read and would recommend to younger middle school audiences.

  • Amy Lignor
    2019-03-03 13:13

    What if a powerful secret was hidden in the pages of the 'most boring book ever written?' That is exactly what this author has created in one of the most amazing books to hit the YA market in a long time. Luke and Tommy are young boys who live in Iowa. A completely boring world, where the only interesting things they have to do are the pranks they play on others. Luke is from New Zealand, ending up in Iowa because of a job his father had to take in order to pay the bills. He is very smart. In fact, Luke has been gifted with a perfect memory. All he needs to do is see something once, and it’s in his brain for life. Tommy is from Iowa. He is a rich kid with lots of dough, and his father supplies him with all the newest technological 'toys' that are on the market. In fact, Tommy wants nothing more than to grow up and become a spy with the CIA, and spends most of his time with his 'bells and whistles' trying to track down bad guys, and learn the ways of a true spy. One day, the boys decide to pull a prank at their school which lands them in the principal’s office. They are in deep trouble. They are told that they have to spend their summer reading a book and writing a report, in order to stay in school next year. The principal tells them, however, that if they can find where someone - anyone - said that this book was the most boring book in the world, they didn’t have to do the assignment. Luke runs home and searches, but stumbles across the fact that there was only one most boring book in the world, and it was called Leonardo’s River. This book was like a scientific text, listing all of DaVinci’s experiments and humdrum theories, and there is only one copy of the book remaining somewhere on earth. Luke also finds out that there is a millionaire who has stated he will pay a great deal of money for anyone finding the one copy of Leonardo’s River. Where is the most boring book in the world? The most boring place in the world. Luke and Tommy soon stumble across the text in their very own University library. The story behind why it’s there and how it came to be is startling, but what’s even more startling is the true secret that’s hidden inside its pages. Add in time machines, experiments, and ingenious inventions that were made centuries ago, AND an old story of Nazi Germany and what was being built right before the Allies won the "whole thing," and Luke and Tommy soon find themselves in a thrilling mystery that they must solve in order to save the world. This author has written a captivating novel using true historical events from WWII, and the secrets that DaVinci - the ultimate mind - discovered centuries before the rest of us. Captivating, thrilling, fun - this story may be about the most boring book in the world, but this one is anything but!

  • Ameya
    2019-02-27 10:07

    I love books about booksI love books about books – secret books, coded books, historical books, books no longer in print, even the most boring book in the world, which is the subject of this story.Brian Falkner has created and crafted an inventive story around Nazi Germany that one could not see coming from the first few chapters depicting the fairly mundane lives of 2 teenage boys living in Iowa. It seems that the critics and the public love stories that remind the reader of history and particularly of WW2 and Germany’s role in it. So it is a surprise that this first-rate young-adult book has skirted their attention. It should be filling the bookshops and entering teen households the world over. “The Boy in Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne and “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak come to mind. “The Project” is every bit as good.In a snapshot, Luke McKay and Tommy Wundheiler (who luckily can also speak German), serendipitously find the most boring book in the world – the sole-surviving copy of it, find out that there is a reward on it, go back in flood waters to basically steal it, find that international men of mystery are on their trails and do their best to keep the book out of the hands of these antagonists. However, their plans unravel when they are flown to present-day Germany and interestingly to the Germany of World War 2. This reader was waiting for the contraption to take them to the genius Leonardo Da Vince, but that may have to wait for another book. Dan Brown fans take note: the Vitruvian Man features predominantly in this mystery.We follow Luke and Tommy from one hair-raising adventure after another. The reason for the 4 stars (rather than 5) is the slightly saggy start, which might have better kick-started the story. Once the pace kicks in around a third of the way in, it is a roller-coaster adventure that will strongly appeal to girls and boys, with the brilliant destruction of the time machine being a highlight. Highly recommended.

  • Amanda
    2019-02-20 11:10

    This book was certainly interesting. Brian Falkner definitely has a unique writing style. It didn't draw me in as much as Brain Jack did, but it was enough to keep me reading. The main characters, two teenage boys, were funny and realistic. I love that. I especially love the prank the boys pulled that started out the whole misadventure. And then there was something about proving what the most boring book in the world was. That was rather amusing. Something that I found rather interesting was that one of the main characters has a photographic memory. It is a constant source of amusement, annoyance, and awe in the book, and turns out to be very important in more than one occasion. The other main character spoke German. Very cool, seeing as I neither have a photographic memory, nor do I speak German. The whole stealing Leonardo's River thing didn't really turn out as expected. That's part one of the surprise in this book. The thieves weren't exactly crazy book collectors, or people trying to get rich from a crazy book collector. Part two of surprise: Leonardo's River. Not exactly what it seems. Part three: really unexpected. I can't say more without adding spoilers, but I was definitely surprised. I expected this book to be somewhat cliche and was excited to see that it wasn't, even if it was definitely different. This is a good on-the-side misadventure book. A fun read. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!

  • Ikram
    2019-03-19 12:24

    The project is a fiction novel by Brian Falkner. The project is about two friends, Luke and Tommy, who stumble upon a book, known as “the most boring book in the world”, at first they steal with intentions to retrieve the prize money as it is the only copy left, but later realize the secrets the book has kept for all these years. I enjoyed reading this book because the plot line had mystery and suspense and it also put an interesting twist to world war two history. I also enjoyed how the book was written because it used humour and it also would end a chapter with a cliffhanger but unlike other books you have to read through the chapter before it lets you know what you are waiting for. There were certain times when I was reading the book where I felt things were happening very slowly and I had force myself to keep reading because I hoped it would get better. Personally I like books in series, so I like it when book ending are left off with cliffhangers which makes me want to read more of the author’s novels which is why I was a little disappointed with this novel’s ending. I would recommend this to a friend because it was an interesting read filled with adventure, mystery and suspense that is appealing to both males and females and while you read about the adventure these two best friends go on you might learn a thing or two about history.

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-28 13:57

    The Project is a really great book. I started reading it and absolutely loved reading it. The action was at a reasonable pace so I wanted to keep reading but didn't feel like things were rushing or taking too long.I have to be honest that before I read the book I thought German Bad Guys + Leonardo Da Vinci makes a cliche book but actually no, I thought the Project was quite original in its ideas and the big secret of Da Vinci's was actually pretty cool.The characters were really cool too. They added some humour into the book and while I did shake my head at some of Luke's crazy ideas and way of jumping into things without thinking I thought he was a good character. Tommy too.A lot of reviews talk of The Project being for boys more than anything but I honestly think that both guys and girls will enjoy this one. There is no romance but I never really noticed until I stopped to think about it because it doesn't really matter.There was one point in the novel where we are given a preview of how the most boring book in the world reads and let me say that Brian Falkner does an amazing job at making the book incredibly boring it really just added to my opinion that Brian Falkner is very good at writing.If you're looking for a fun-filled action adventure story then you might just enjoy The Project because it is quite an enjoyable read.

  • Mark Buxton
    2019-03-06 14:23

    Tommy and Luke are mischievous high school students who are caught vandalizing a statue of the town's founding father using a toilet seat, toilet paper, duct tape, and a copy of The Last of the Mohicans. While trying to prove to the principal that the novel is the most boring book ever written, Luke discovers an article about Leonardo's River, a book written about Leonardo da Vinci that may be the most boring book in history. It turns out the book is located in the town's library and may be worth millions of dollars. Luke and Tommy get wrapped up in the mystery surrounding the book and the kidnapping of their teacher by Nazi sympathizers. The book may be the key that changes the outcome of World War II!The big secret about Leonardo's River involved science fiction, but it didn't come about until the end of the plot. It's hard to believe that two high school boys can get so deeply involved in a plot that affects the entire the world, but what else is new? I enjoyed the banter and imagination between the two characters, as they tried to resolve the conflict. They tried to make sensible decisions, but the situation got out of control. The idea of changing the outcomes of past events isn't something new in literature, but combining Nazis, Leonardo da Vinci, and two high school boys was interesting.

  • Tyler H
    2019-02-28 09:12

    I thought this book was a very good book. It was very well written and I could understand what the author was saying throughout the book. One reason I liked this book was because of the story line.This book starts out with two middle school boys who got into trouble all the time. In the beginning the two buys tepee a statue that has history to their town. But these boys were good at heart. So even though they got in trouble they still helped out the community. Luke and Tommy, the two boys were helping move books out of a libraries basement when there was going to be a flood in the town. The libraries basement is full of rare books. So while they were helping move the books, Luke sees a book called Leonardo's River. A very rare book. So Luke ends up taking it. But it turns out that someone else is interested in the book too. So one day Mueller, the guy who is after the book, steals the book from Luke's house. The book has information that if put in the wrong hands would be bad news. So Luke and Tommy have to go out and find Mueller and steel the book back in time before it is too late. I would recommend this book to any middle school kid that loves adventures and mystery books.

  • P.M.
    2019-03-11 13:13

    Tommy and Luke get into trouble at school by pranking a statue of the town's hero. They are in further trouble by showing disrespect for "The Last of the Mohicans." The vice-principal offers them an out if they can prove the novel is the most boring book as both boys have testified. While researching boring books, they find a reference to "Leonardo's River". When a flood hits the town, lo and behold, this boring and million-dollar-valuable book turns up in the about-to-be-flooded library. After stealing the book, the boys become targets of billionaire Mr. Mullins (Mueller) who wants the book because it contains the plans for an atomic bomb which Mullins is planning to take back in time to help Hitler win WWII. The book was OK. I really liked the boys and Tommy's backpack treasure trove of spy gadgets. It seemed like he could out-bond James Bond for techie tools. I didn't think the boys acted like 15-year old high school students and their glamorous English teacher didn't seem to fit into the plot except to allow them to drool over her. Mullins' sister also changed too quickly from a dedicated Hitlerite to helping the boys get fake ID's so they could stop her brother. Not one of his best books - certainly not as Good as "Brain Jack" and "Tomorrow Code."

  • Greg S.
    2019-03-03 08:10

    I read "The Project" by Brain Falkner, and I really enjoyed. The book starts off a little slow, but after it begins to pick up, it gets really good. I really enjoyed the way Falkner described the action sequences in the book. All the action scenes seemed like they were something something you'd actually see in a movie, and I found myself having an easy time drawing these scenes in my head. The story was also so rich with detail and easy to get into it was so thickly drawn out that I had no problem getting into it. Tommy and Luke had to find the most boring book in the world on the internet, and they saw that it was worth millions of dollars. In the process of getting the books out of the library's basement, they come upon the "Most Boring Book in the World" and steal it. They then have to out run this mysterious group of guys throughout the book as well as the police. It's a really interesting story, and as I stated earlier it was really easy to get into once you get a little bit into it. I would definitely recommend it to anybody. It helps if you're into the action/drama type of books, but I don't think it's absolutely nessecary because I'm not usually overly in love with this type of book but I really enjoyed it.

  • Trimble
    2019-02-26 07:01

    It all starts with a boring book. Two teenage boys are in trouble for a prank they pulled which included said boring book in the spotlight. This book they were assigned to read in school isn't the only boring book in this story though, and what begins as a school project as penance for their prank turns out to be a key to something deadly, in more ways than one.Initially The Project was just okay. The subject was not super exciting, but it was alright. Then you discover it was all just to set things up when a major transition occurs that makes it a lot more interesting and even intense at times. Just as you're getting into it, there's another shift that makes the story even more engaging and you almost can't turn the pages fast enough. Among the suspense Falkner adds a little humor, and don't miss the flying toilet! One of the best things about the book was that the two main characters were so real and will be relate-able to a large audience. You are either like these boys or you're friends with someone who is. Entertaining both male and female audiences, The Project earns high marks!For full review go to http://www.compassbookratings.com/rev...

  • michelle pham
    2019-03-02 09:15

    The book itself wasn't that bad.Okay, yeah it was a bit juvenile and quite frustrating to read.The plot didn't build up that much, and although there were a few surprises and twists, it was quite predictable otherwise.In fact, I'm currently trying to decide whether the ending was "HELLA GOOOOOD" or "eh, predictable."Both?!The characters just had it too easy. It wasn't straight up. Brian Falkner, keep it real, man!It took me a while to complete the book bc of the annoying plot.There were a few details, which seemed useless or some that didn't contribute to the plot.That's hella annoying.All in all, there weren't that many characters, so it wasn't hard to keep track of them and their personalities (COUGH, the westing game, COUGH), and it turned out to be an okay read.PS: Tommy was pretty annoying. Luke was aight. I just have no idea why they were so obsessed with Ms. Sheck. She seems aight.PPS: MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE FROM THIS BOOK WAS THAT THEY HAD SO MANY LINES IN GERMAN, BUT THEY DIDN'T TRANSLATE ANY OF THEM. I'M SITTING THERE, TYPING DIALOGUE FROM THE BOOK INTO GOOGLE TRANSLATE SO I CAN UNDERSTAND IT.EUGH SO AGGRAVATING

  • Rebecca (ofliterarynature)
    2019-03-12 11:24

    So. It turns out that the book about the most boring book in the world is NOT the most boring book in the world (though it certainly seemed like it at the beginning). But still, it’s not the best book i’ve ever read. Basically, the book is about two boys who find the most boring book in the world hidden in their library, and their subsequent adventures as they try to keep it out of the hands of the bad guys who would use the secrets hidden within to help bring the Nazis into power (btw, its set in modern day). I won’t say anything else (in order to not ruin the story), other that it involves Leonardo Da Vinci and time travel.first part: boring. second part: action-packed. The problem is, the two parts don’t really seem to go together. The only part i found interesting was the sneaky-spy stuff, and i’ve read similar books that are better. Something in my mind is nagging me that i HAVE read somthing VERY similar, but for the life of me i can’t remember what it was. I may have to get back to you on that.would i recommend it? no, not really.

  • Madison Payton
    2019-02-22 05:58

    Brian Falkner is creative and inventive in this fair attempt to combine the elements of fast paced "The DaVinci Code" and Nazi Germany. The characters are not well developed, specifically Luke and Tom, or Tom/Luke. I found myself going back to see if I could better distinguish the two characters while reading, wasn't really possible and I don't think Falkner really cares. His main focus was on the plot which was very fast paced and hard to put down at times. The major issue I had was believing this entire world Falkner has created for us. Is it realistic to have teenagers running around with expensive spy gadgets? Why aren't these boys getting caught sooner? I do recommend this title to boys or people who just want to read something fast and interesting. Overall, the plot and characters could be more well developed but nonetheless at the end of the book I wanted a Part Two in order to fully connect all the dots in the story.

  • Kelli-ann
    2019-03-02 09:11

    I liked the concept of connecting Leonardo da Vinci'a work with WWII and the modern day. The story was fine for a young adult novel. The boys had personality and their adventure was interesting. The conflict with the villain was too simple. There really was no apprehension. The boys always seemed just out of reach and it made for a predictable ending. I did love the writing. Falkner uses such vivid images to describe the world around the boys. For example,"The mountains around them were dancing, and the god of thunder was clapping his hands and stamping his feet to keep time." (p. 256) This image seems so beautiful and poetic, yet Falkner is describing the horror of the Allies dropping bombs on Germany. This play on imagery is probably what kept me reading despite my lost interest in the adventure.

  • Kricket
    2019-03-06 08:07

    **i read an ARC of this**two teenage boys (one has a photographic memory! the other speaks german!) are on a quest to prove that "the last of the mohicans" is the most boring book in the world when they discover an extremely rare book in the basement of a library. the next thing they know, they're involved in a plot to travel back in time and change the outcome of WWII. i've heard a lot of really great things about brian falkner, and the premise of the book is interesting, but overall- wasn't for me. it was too hard to suspend my belief at the ridiculous amount of coincidences required to make the story work. however, i would definitely recommend this to middle school guys or high school reluctant readers.

  • Elle
    2019-03-13 08:21

    Surprisingly good. I thought it was just going to overplay the whole 'genius' kid thing but it turned out to be quite amazing. It was a nice touch that the main character is treated as a side kick in his own story but I guess that's why I like it. One of the things I love about the whole 'sidekick' thing is that his not jealous of him or planning to take his ego down. They were just two friends with different personalities that complemented one another. This book was stressing me out in the middle because there was so much things going on but there's no sign of it being in a trilogy/series of some sort. I was really glad with the whole flow of the story, the characterization, and especially the ending! Definitely will read again someday.*Edited 2/5/2014

  • Madalin
    2019-02-25 12:03

    So I waited too long to write this review and I cannot remember everything I loved about this book, but know that I really did like this. This book has crazy plot twists and the story grew into something so unexpected that I really can't say what it's even about. I would recommend going into this without knowing anything because I didn't quite understand what was supposed to happen, but yet it turned into something really amazing. The two main characters are the sweetest little boys and I want to protect them at all costs. This book is perfect if you're wanting something fast paced and small, but really really good.

  • Duncan
    2019-03-04 12:00

    This book is one of my favorites because the topic of time travel is very mysterious and strange and just begs more questions. For instance, why is the book in the story so important. What is strange about The Project is it starts out being about Ohio and ends being about Nazi Germany and time travel. This book is a little short also and a little strange. My takeaway is don't pretend to be what you are not it may land you in hot water. This book is about two kids who steal a library book that holds secrets. One of the kids pretending to be a secret agent tries to investigate the German men who are chasing, them but it all goes horribly wrong when they get kidnapped.

  • Zach
    2019-03-19 12:23

    The Project, by Brian Falkner, is a great book. It is about two boys who are very adventurous and into spying. They are helping move books in the library because of flooding. Then one of the boys saw a book that they read about being the most boring book in the world. It was worth two million dollars. In this exciting book you can see weather they can get the book, and eventually even save the world. I would recommend the book to people interested in science fiction and people who like a good book. Make sure to read the book!

  • Anne Barwell
    2019-03-21 07:02

    This is the second book by this local author I've read and it didn't disappoint. It's a YA novel and reads more towards the junior end of that spectrum but that doesn't prevent it from being a good fast read, with an interesting plot.I always get a kick too when a Kiwi kid is instrumental in saving the day and all the references to local culture etc. It's one I'd recommend to 10-12+ (and adults).

  • Jlemoing4
    2019-02-22 13:15

    Lucas and Tom, two curios kids, are assigned to go and find "The most boring book in the world". But they were stopped by a library by Muller, a Neo-Nazi, who was saying that the book had the power to travel back in time. So they were taken to a German facility so they couldn't tell anybody that Muller was planning on going back in time to make Hitler win the war. Then Lucas and Tom use the book to follow him back in time to try and stop hitler.

  • Melissainau
    2019-02-20 09:12

    YA novel aimed firmly at boys. Thrilling action, amazing feats, really REALLY bad guys ... This will be popular. For me, some of the characters seemed a bit two-dimensional and at least one key encounter wasn't ever explained, but those are minor quibbles. My passionate reader will enjoy this book but so will reluctant readers. I didn't think it came close to the standard of the excellent The Tomorrow Code, though.