The Project by Courtney Summers

The Project by Courtney Summers

The Project by Courtney Summers book cover

Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo’s sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there’s more to the group than meets the eye. She’s spent the last six years of her life trying—and failing—to prove it.

When a man shows up at the magazine Lo works for claiming The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and reunite with Bea once and for all. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its leader, Lev Warren and as Lo delves deeper into The Project… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Abandonment
  • Disfigurmisia
  • Child abuse & neglect recounted
  • Emotional abuse & gaslighting
  • Cheating
  • Trauma & panic attacks
  • Nightmares
  • Hallucinations mentioned
  • Suicide by train, on-page
  • Suicidal ideation mentioned
  • Pregnancy & pregnancy complications, on-page
  • Traumatic premature childbirth, on-page
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injuries including graphic burns, comas, broken bones and facial scars
  • Hospitalisation
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother & father in a car accident, off-page
  • Death of a guardian mentioned
  • Death of a sister by drowning, off-page
  • Death of a mother in a fire mentioned
  • Death of a son discussed
  • Murder
  • Torture, on-page
  • Disappearance of a sibling
  • Car accident, on- & off-page
  • Blackmail mentioned
  • Cults (theme)
  • Homelessness mentioned
  • Mentions of stalking & harassment