Challenger Deep by Neal ShustermanChallenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep

byNeal ShustermanIllustratorBrendan Shusterman

Paperback | April 26, 2016

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National Book Award and Golden Kite Award Winner

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.
Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.
Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images.
Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.
Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.
Caden Bosch is torn.

Challenger Deep is a deeply powerful and personal novel from one of today's most admired writers for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, award-winning author of Speak, calls Challenger Deep "a brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary."

Neal Shusterman graduated from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in psychology and drama. Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal and a screenwriting job. He has written numerous books including The Dark Side of Nowhere, Red Rider's Hood, The Shadow Club, The Shadow Club Rising, The Eyes of Kid Midas, Sh...
Title:Challenger DeepFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:April 26, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061134147

ISBN - 13:9780061134142


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A beautifully tragic and realistic representation of mental illness.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You have to read this book I have never felt words like I did when reading this book. It fits together perfectly and is just amazing.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Engrossing This book started out with a very strong Alice in Wonderland vibe. I had no idea what was going on and it seemed like it was some sort of terrible nightmare, interspersed with normal chapters. Slowly, though, the normal and the morbidly fantastical started to merge together, telling a story of mental illness, instability and uncertainty. Ultimately, it was heartbreaking and touching and frustrating and extremely emotionally engrossing, and I really loved it, and I can't say much else but that you have to read it.
Date published: 2017-01-10

Editorial Reviews

“Moving, funny, and insightful, Challenger Deep is about a boy named Caden who’s dealing with schizophrenia. Disorienting at times and emotionally poignant at others, this award-winning novel will make you ponder the complexities of mental illness.”