The Project by Brian Falkner

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Brian Falkner delivers in this sci-fi thriller with a Da Vinci Code twist!

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 world's most boring book: Leonardo's River, lost for over a hundred years. Mysteriously connected to Leonardo da Vinci, the book is worth millions, so Luke and Tommy return that night to steal it. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones with that plan. . . .

Brian Falkner, author of The Assault, Brain Jack, and The Tomorrow Code, weaves another page-turning thriller full of heart-pounding action--this time, with a secret from Leonardo da Vinci that could determine the fate of history.

Hand this to a reluctant boy reader or any reader who loves action and mystery.

"Falkner delivers a thriller that melds humor, danger and history. . . . The result is an entertaining mystery with plenty of enjoyable twists and turns." —Publishers Weekly

"[The Project] reads like an action movie, with plenty of chases, explosions, and by-a-hair escapes." —School Library Journal

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About Brian Falkner

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A native New Zealander, BRIAN FALKNER now lives on the other side of the Tasman Sea, in Australia. To research the settings for The Assault, he camped in the Australian Outback, sleeping under the stars and visiting Uluru. Brian is also the author of The Tomorrow Code, Brain Jack, and The Project. Find him online at
Published August 23, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 290 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Travel, Action & Adventure, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Iowa teens Luke and Tommy are in big trouble at school, not simply because they find their assigned reading boring and say so.

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Publishers Weekly

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Luke, a 15-year-old New Zealand native transplanted to Iowa because of his father's teaching job, finds himself researching "the most boring book in the world" for an assignment.

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City Book Review

However, they find that a wealthy yet eccentric buyer is quite willing to put up a nice sum for what is claimed as the most boring book ever, “Leonardo’s River.” This puts them off, but then they discover by ‘pure coincidence’ through a flooding of the library and attempts to save books one-by-on...

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Curled Up Kids

After a little Internet research, they learn that a 19th-century book, Leonardo’s River, is considered the most boring book in the world.

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