Phoenix envies her brother Gryphon. The daredevil and sports hero has all of his recons left: three more chances at life. But she is left with only one, and learns that her beloved brother is responsible for one of her deaths. When Gryphon himself has an accident, the governing body Chrysalis refuses to recon him, deeming his death to be a suicide. His friends' code of silence makes it difficult to find out what happened, but Phoenix is determined to unravel the mystery and save her brother.
"The Gryphon Project is, in essence, an adventure story, an exciting tale that young readers will easily latch on to... Although the novel is set in a seemingly distant world, readers will relate to the wide range of characters dealing with similar issues to their own: shifting friendships, budding romantic relationships, and the struggle to keep a family together during times of hardship and grief."
—Quill & Quire
"Part sci-fi, part thriller and part mystery, The Gryphon Project is another heart-stopping novel that will keep readers thinking long beyond completion of the book."
—Canadian Children's Book News
“The Gryphon Projectis Carrie Mac's eighth novel and is deserving of the awards and accolades given to her earlier books. Fans will enjoy the tension and perception of the novel, and these very characteristics, plus a cast of intriguing characters, are bound to attract new enthusiasts as well. Highly Recommended.”
—Canadian Materials Magazine
Canadian Library Association Young Adult Canadian Book Award: Shortlist 2010
Sheila A. Egoff Book Prize: Winner 2010