The Project is a thriller for boys, with action and suspense that build as the story progresses. While the plot may seem to follow a fairly predictable path at first, it takes a turn that the reader will likely not anticipate, as the main characters travel back in time to prevent a different outcome for World War II. This historical element would appeal to history buffs and those who are at least somewhat familiar with Nazi Germany. The dialogue between Luke and Tommy is fairly authentic with lots of bro-speak that readers will relate to. Those who are reluctant readers will identify with Luke, who dislikes reading but is quite bright and has a photographic memory. He is by no means perfect, however, as he tends to act before thinking through the consequences of his behavior. The story involves some violence and the boys are sometimes in peril, but they use their courage and their wits to outsmart the bad guys. Language is mild (cr-ap, h-ll, p-ss off, j-rk).