Challenger Deep (Hardcover)

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Caden Bosch is fifteen. Caden Bosch used to love art and video games, used to have friends he could count on. Now he’s on a ship with a paranoid captain and a talking parrot, headed for the deepest part of the ocean. When he’s not on the ship, people are trying to kill him. A powerful story of the onset of mental illness from acclaimed author Neal Shusterman, based on the real-life experiences of his son, Brendan.


— From Challenger Deep


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."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061134111
ISBN-10: 0061134112
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English