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The Project

by Brian Falkner

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Luke and Tommy come across the official "most boring book in the world" when they get into trouble pulling a prank because they have to read the Last of the Mohicans. What they find out is that "Leonardo's River" , as boring as it truly is, leads to much excitement as a multi-millionaire rare book collector is after the book that shows up in the basement of their local library. This man who is up to no good will do anything to get his hands on the book, so danger, intrigue and adventure take over the boys lives as they try to keep it safe. If the thrill of avoiding thugs and trying to find a kidnapped teacher weren't enough, a centuries old mystery turns up and the secret could change the fate of the world. This adventure book is a good pick for guys who don't like to read , especially for grades 6-8. ( )
  sgrame | Jan 13, 2013 |
I enjoyed the other book of Falkner's I read and thought I'd give this one a try. The Project wasn't a great work of fiction, but it didn't need to be. It was fun ride, about the most boring book in the world, time travel, libraries and growing up. Two boys and their teacher save the world. It was a super fast read and would probably be a good book for tween boys. ( )
  callmecayce | Feb 16, 2012 |
Luke and his best friend Tommy volunteer during a flood. One of their jobs involves moving some rare books from the basement to the second floor of a library. It is during this work that Luke, who has a photographic memory, comes across a very rare book, Leonardo's River, thought to be lost long ago, and worth two million dollars. The boys come back that night to retrieve the book, but shortly after that are chased by some men looking to kill them. When the boys finally figure out what makes this book so special, they also realize that it is up to them to figure out a way to save the entire world.
I enjoyed the story and felt that the originality of having Leonardo da Vinci be a time traveler, in order to explain his futuristic looking drawings, was quite ingenious. ( )
  JRlibrary | Oct 11, 2011 |
What if you accidentally come across the last copy of the most boring book in the world? A book that is worth an estimated $2 million that your family could really use. Luke finds it, and with his friend Tommy, tries to keep it. But a group of really bad guys are also looking for the book so they can change the course of history and take over the world. ( )
  pmlyayakkers | Jul 19, 2011 |
When Luke, a New zealand boy with a photographic memory, searches for information on the most boring books in the world he finds out about a valuable book called Leonardo's river. Quite by chance he comes across the book whilst helping to save library books from a flood. and that is when the adventure really starts.

Brian Faulkner has packed a lot into this look to give an exciting adventure, a mystery, history and some science fiction. A gripping read for ages 10 and up. ( )
  RefPenny | Mar 25, 2011 |
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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. 
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After discovering a terrible secret hidden in the most boring book in the world, Iowa fifteen-year-olds Luke and Tommy find out that members of a secret Nazi organization intend to use this information to rewrite history.

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