THE PROJECT BY COURTNEY SUMMERS
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Cult
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Rating: 3.59 stars (Goodreads)
Summary: Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died in a tragic car accident, her sister Bea joined the elusive community called The Unity Project, leaving Lo to fend for herself. Desperate not to lose the only family she has left, Lo has spent the last six years trying to reconnect with Bea, only to be met with radio silence.
When Lo’s given the perfect opportunity to gain access to Bea’s reclusive life, she thinks they’re finally going to be reunited. But it’s difficult to find someone who doesn’t want to be found, and as Lo delves deeper into The Project and its charismatic leader, she begins to realize that there’s more at risk than just her relationship with Bea: her very life might be in danger.
As she uncovers more questions than answers at each turn, everything Lo thought she knew about herself, her sister, and the world is upended. One thing doesn’t change, though, and that’s what keeps her going: Bea needs her, and Lo will do anything to save her.
From Courtney Summers, the New York Times bestselling author of the 2019 Edgar Award Winner and breakout hit Sadie, comes her electrifying follow-up—a suspenseful, pulls-no-punches story about an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister no matter the cost.
I’ve been thinking about the topics on this book a lot.
This is the story of Lo, a girl who at the age of 13 lost her parents in a ca accident she was. She somehow survived but her sister left her for “The Unity Project” a sort of cult everybody talks about. The story is told in two different time lines one is the past when Bea, the sister, suffers from the lost of her parents and almost her sister and joins the project and the second is the “present” in which Lo tries to reveal what happened to her sister since she left for the project and where she is.
At first i was a little complicated on which sister was when but as the story run a little more i started to get caught of how things were working on the book.
The past (2013) is about Bea and the present (2017-2018) is about Lo.
The story is intricate, it has it’s highs and lows, some parts were extremely interesting while others i wish i’d just dnfed the book.
I really loved the way the story was presented to the readers, it’s a bit complex at the beginning but after a while it makes a lot of sense. Now if you don’t see the plot twists coming your way, you just don’t wanna see them before time, they felt too obvious to me.
As i was reading at first i felt i could understand why the characters did the things they did, but at the end i just realized there were some things that were sort of out of character, or they didn’t explain to me why did they happen. It just felt like the story had plot holes that made no sense to me. But maybe it was just me and the wanting of finishing reading the book. Maybe the situation at home didn’t let me complete concentrate and i just missed somethings.
I loved the sisters, wach one on their own way, Lo was fierce and i admired her will of finding Bea a lot, which made it more confusing when she just started to act ooc. Or maybe it makes sense in psychology, i really don’t know. I felt the most for Bea, she just suffered so much all the way through the book.
Other characters weren’t as developed, but they were interesting. The idea of the cult was interesting and felt so real, like we see them in real life. I think it was very well developed.
I don’t know how to really feel about this book, maybe if you take the time and read it in one or two sits it makes a lot more sense, it just took me a very long time to get through it and i just, lost interest at times.
Overall, it could have been a lot more interesting, i don’t know how to explain it, but for me something was missing because otherwise i wouldn’t have lost interest so many times, but the ending was satisfying anyway.
I give it 3.5 stars.
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