Saturday, March 17, 2012

Review for The Project by Brian Falkner

The ProjectThe Project
By Brian Falkner
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
Gifted from Amanda
304 pages

"It begins with a book, the most boring book in the world, a book so boring no one could ever read it—the perfect place to hide a dangerous secret.

When best friends Luke and Tommy volunteer to help move books from their library's basement to higher ground during a quick rising flood, they discover the only surviving copy of the most boring book in the world: Leonardo's River, lost for over 100 years. The book is connected to Leonardo da Vinci and is worth millions, so they return that night to steal it. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones with that plan. . . ."-Goodreads

An entertaining, fun, easy read that has very likable main characters! The Project took me on an unexpected yet interesting adventure.

The biggest thing was that this book had no romance. "What?" your probably saying, but yes it did not. I actually really enjoyed it as it was: an adventure between two best friends. Luke and Tommy are very realistic in their attitudes, of course they are not average because one can talk fluent German and the other has photographic memory. Their relationship as best buds was refreshing and the POV being male was also a nice experience. Although the characters backgrounds and lives are not fully explained or delved into, I connected enough to enjoy the book. The side characters had unique personalities and the names those boys came up with for the bad guys were very funny! Luke and Tommy are a pair that can create a laugh easily with their comical speech and actions.

The plot was not what I was expecting. I knew it was going to be about the most boring book in the world but where that lead to.... I had not thought of that. It was genius in a way. The idea of the most "boring book in the world" was a great concept, one that hasn't been used much at all (if ever)! There was plenty of spyish action in here (because of course these two boys will go investigating) and some situations were a bit unbelievable. It's hard to imagine happening but isn't that what the point of a book is? To explore the unthinkable. The writing was simple and it was easy to read along without stopping.

I'd recommend this to those who enjoy male POV's, comedy, adventure, and the unexpected! Thank you so much to my blogger friend Amanda for gifting it to me!


This is not the most boring book in the world.
This is a book about the most boring book in the world, which is a different book altogether.
This book is really interesting and exciting, and parts of it are quite funny.
Most of all, it is about me and Tommy, the ones who found the most boring book in the world, and the terrible things that took place after we found it.

Book Trailer (I found it quite amusing :P):


  1. Great review! I felt the same way about it :) I also thought the trailer was pretty funny!

  2. haha this books sounds funny! I loved the excerpt and yeah, the trailer was quite amusing. I really want to read this now, just to see what it's actually like!
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