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Challenger Deep

by Neal Shusterman

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Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2015
    320 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Challenger Deep is a deeply powerful and personal novel by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

A captivating story about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, the novel features haunting interior illustrations by Neal Shusterman's son Brendan.

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."

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"Starred Review. This affecting deep dive into the mind of a schizophrenic will captivate readers, engender empathy for those with mental illnesses, and offer much fodder for discussion." - School Library Journal

"Starred Review. With lyricism and potent insight, Shusterman (Unwind ) traces the schizophrenic descent and return of Caden Bosch, an intelligent 15-year-old and a gifted artist. Ages 14 and up." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Haunting, unforgettable, and life-affirming all at once." - Booklist

"Starred Review. An adventure in perspective as well as plot, this unusual foray into schizophrenia should leave readers with a deeper understanding of the condition." - Kirkus

"A brilliant journey across the dark sea of mental illness; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary." (Laurie Halse Anderson, award-winning author of Speak

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Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Bruiser, which was a Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) choice, a YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults pick, and on twelve state lists; The Schwa Was Here; and the Unwind dystology, among many other books. He lives in California with his four children.

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