Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, Young Adult Contemporary
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 Mariana...
This is one of those books that people either seem to love or hate. When I told the Internet I was reading Challenger Deep, I got a lot of mixed reactions. Some people said the book is weird, boring, and confusing; others said it’s brilliant. I was a little hesitant to start reading, but after I fin...
Caden is a 15 year old boy whose high school friends notice starts to act strange. Caden is the artist aboard a ship bound for the Marianas Trench. Caden lies about joining the track team. Caden is torn between loyalty to the captain and mutiny. I upped this books rating from a 4 to a 4.5 after I...
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: One of the best young-adult novels I've read so far this year, if not the best. CHALLENGER DEEP is impressive. The beauty of it--the masterfulness, for me--is in how accurate it is to mental illness while also being...
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)“Count your blessings,” the captain says, “And if you count less than ten, cut off the remaining fingers.” This story was just plain weird, and while I figured out after a while...