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by Neal Shusterman
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TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it 5 months ago
Caden Bosch is a normal fifteen year old. A little geeky, a good artist. He’s sarcastic and witty and fun to be around. But he’s falling apart. He thinks the kid at school, the one he passes in the corridor and doesn’t know, is going to kill him. His parents may not be who they say they are. He star...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 9 months ago
“Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug.” Thank you, Neal Shusterman for doing exactly the opposite. What a wonderful way to portray the internal struggle of psychosis. This is both original, understandable and wildly effective. We find ourselves inside of ...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 1 year ago
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...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 2 years ago
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...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it 3 years ago
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...
Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it 3 years ago
***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...
All About Books
All About Books rated it 3 years ago
(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...
Danni Mae
Danni Mae rated it 4 years ago
Recommended by Paper Fury
Woman Reading
Woman Reading rated it 4 years ago
Oh my goodness… that reading experience was seriously something special. With every new novel Neal Shusterman really ups his game. Challenger Deep was better than even Unwind, I thought. It was deeper. That’s right, deeper than Unwind. Actually, maybe what I mean is that it was more real. It sp...
Rashika, The Book Owl
Rashika, The Book Owl rated it 4 years ago
***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoIt would seem that 2015 is the year of all the fantastic books because here I am, finding yet another favorite. This book is gorgeously, frightengly written and it will find a way to creep inside your heart and hold it hostage. I make this book...
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