Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Project by Brian Falkner-ADVISABLE

The ProjectFalkner, Brian, The Project. Random House Books, 2011. Pgs. 304. 

Language: G, Violence: PG, Sexual Content: G

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 intrigue 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.  

EL, MS, HS - ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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