“Challenger Deep” is a Captivating Novel for Mental Health Awareness Month

Neeal Shusterman states,

Challenger Deep is by no means a work of fiction.” 

In his latest YA novel, Challenger Deep, is a captivating novel as we enter the month for Mental Health Awareness. According to Bustle, the novel is deeply connected to Shusterman as his son, Brendan, was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 16. Challenger Deep delves into the world of the schizophrenia. What is captivating about this novel is that there were 12 pieces of artwork done by Brendan himself as he was experiencing schizophrenic episodes.

challenger deep

Goodreads synopsis:

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.

A captivating and powerful novel that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by one of today’s most admired writers for teens.




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