Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep Neal Shusterman Brendan Shusterman
  • Title: Challenger Deep
  • Author: Neal Shusterman Brendan Shusterman
  • ISBN: 9780062413093
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Challenger Deep Neal Shusterman Brendan Shusterman Challenger Deep National Book Award and Golden Kite Award WinnerA captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestsell
    National Book Award and Golden Kite Award WinnerA 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 brNational Book Award and Golden Kite Award WinnerA 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.
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    About Neal Shusterman Brendan Shusterman


    1. Award winning author Neal Shusterman grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he began writing at an early age After spending his junior and senior years of high school at the American School of Mexico City, Neal went on to UC Irvine, where he made his mark on the UCI swim team, and wrote a successful humor column Within a year of graduating, he had his first book deal, and was hired to write a movie script.In the years since, Neal has made his mark as a successful novelist, screenwriter, and television writer As a full time writer, he claims to be his own hardest task master, always at work creating new stories to tell His books have received many awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, as well as garnering a myriad of state and local awards across the country Neal s talents range from film directing two short films he directed won him the coveted CINE Golden Eagle Awards to writing music and stage plays including book and lyrical contributions to American Twistory, which is currently playing in Boston He has even tried his hand at creating Games, having developed three successful How to Host a Mystery game for teens, as well as seven How to Host a Murder games.As a screen and TV writer, Neal has written for the Goosebumps and Animorphs TV series, and wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie Pixel Perfect Currently Neal is adapting his novel Everlost as a feature film for Universal Studios.Wherever Neal goes, he quickly earns a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker Much of his fiction is traceable back to stories he tells to large audiences of children and teenagers such as his novel The Eyes of Kid Midas As a speaker, Neal is in constant demand at schools and conferences Degrees in both psychology and drama give Neal a unique approach to writing Neal s novels always deal with topics that appeal to adults as well as teens, weaving true to life characters into sensitive and riveting issues, and binding it all together with a unique and entertaining sense of humor.Of Everlost, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman has reimagined what happens after death and questions power and the meaning of charity While all this is going on, he has also managed to write a rip roaring adventure Of What Daddy Did, Voice of Youth Advocates wrote This is a compelling, spell binding story A stunning novel, impossible to put down once begun.Of The Schwa Was Here, School Library Journal wrote Shusterman s characters reminiscent of those crafted by E L Konigsburg and Jerry Spinelli are infused with the kind of controlled, precocious improbability that magically vivifies the finest children s classics.Of Scorpion Shards, Publisher s Weekly wrote Shusterman takes an outlandish comic book concept, and, through the sheer audacity and breadth of his imagination makes it stunningly believable A spellbinder And of The Eyes of Kid Midas, The Midwest Book Review wrote This wins our vote as one of the best young adult titles of the year and was called Inspired and hypnotically readable by School Library Journal.Neal Shusterman lives in Southern California with his children Brendan, Jarrod, Joelle, and Erin, who are a constant source of inspiration


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    1. WOW I am blown away by this novel This is an intense, intense story that you really need to dedicate yourself to reading It is a truly incredible work of literature and absolutely deserves the title of National Book Award Winner Eye opening, thought provoking, all around amazing schizophrenia, talk of suicideThis is genuinely one of the greatest books I have ever read about mental illness It is accurate, well rounded, authentic as raw As someone who suffered from a form of psychosis similar to s [...]

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    2. It took me a while to get into this book, but once I got used to the way it was written, I was hooked This book was an excellent portrayal of mental illness, and in no way glamorizes or romanticizes it Absolutely fantastic.

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    3. Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug Thank you, Neal Shusterman, for portraying the pain, the horrors, and the light touches of hope that come with mental illness I have read at least one book looking at you, All the Bright Places that glamorizes mental disorders, and as an aspiring psychologist, such inaccurate perceptions of these real diseases disturb me Through Caden, Shusterman shows the delusions and doubts and episodes of emotional dysregulation t [...]

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    4. This book is a blue puzzle pice of emotional genius I am affected I AM VERY AFFECTED At first I felt like I was sliding headfirst and upside down through a tunnele prose was so very woah Like Alice in Wonderland but making LESS sense I panicked for a moment that I wouldn t like this book, but come on IT S NEAL SHUSTERMAN I trust him And oh, gosh, it paid off This is the kind of story that gets lodged in your throat until you shout about it s marvellousness SO HERE I AM SHOUTING It s about mental [...]

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    5. UPDATE Neal Shusterman has won the National Book Award for Young People s Literature for this book OHMYGOD I AM SO HAPPY EDIT So this book is longlisted on National Book Awards Yay newyorker books page t We are, however, creatures of containment We want all things in life packed into boxes that we can label But just because we have the ability to label it, doesn t mean we really know what s in the box It s kind of like religion It gives us comfort to believe we have defined something that is, by [...]

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    6. My first impression of this book was also the one that lasted While reading I often felt like I was drowning in it and about as often like I was re emerging.I will try to write a review that does this magnificent book justice, but I am also fully aware of the fact that no matter what I say and how, I will not be able to encompass it all But let s start at the beginning Normally, I avoid books about mental illness as I avoid books about cancer Authors often spiral out of control and go crashing i [...]

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    7. I adored this book It was a little confusing to figure out what was going on right away, but once the two stories start overlapping it all comes together in this beautiful and emotion way I loved it, and it hit me in the feels than a few times Probably the books that s made me cry the hardest, but so worth it.

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    8. This is the third gorgeously written book with positive representation of mental illness I ve read this month Third It looks like YA is finally going there, endeavoring to explore the unexplorable Neal Shusterman s new book, Challenger Deep is the latest and brightest attempt to shed some light onto the struggles of people with mental disorders Challenger Deep is a magical book smart and funny, intelligent and poignant, frightening and thought provoking all at once The mood changes with each ext [...]

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    9. Neal Shusterman writes like he s a wizard and Challenger Deep is his spellbook The prose is enthralling, think Truman Capote meets Junot Diaz world class stuff here, honestly.He puts you through a child s mental illness by taking you on a voyage across the sea, on a pirate sheep, to the depths of Challenger Deep The mysterious way Caden ends up on this ship, and how strange the inhabitants are give the book a nonsensical feel, like Alice s Adventures in Wonderland, but with a twist of mystery th [...]

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    10. Challenger Deep You see demons in the eyes of the world, and the world sees a bottomless pit in yours Book Review booksandstuff1357.wordpress.c And you know the darkness beyond despair, just as intimately as you know the soaring heights Because in this and all universes, there is balance You can t have the one without facing the other And sometimes you think you can take it because the joy is worth the despair, and sometimes you know you can t take it and how did you ever think you could This re [...]

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    11. Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug This book is incredible It s the brave and harrowing, but above all brutally honest story of what it feels like to suffer from schizophrenia Alongside Caden we confront it all the delusions, the mania, the constant fear and doubts but also the lights on the horizon and the support from friends and family Challenger Deep is based on the experience of Shusterman s best friend and own son with this mental illness, which [...]

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    12. 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 that it was actually about mental illness, it was still pretty weird Where does this hallway go She looks at me with suspicion It doesn t go anywhere, it stays right here Caden was a boy who had obviously got [...]

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    13. 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 sound scary and believe me, it is.I don t read a lot of books that deal with mental illness because admittedly, I am a chicken but this book called to me I don t know if it was the cover, or how the synop [...]

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    14. Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for providing me with an ARC of this book Short review I m having a bit of difficulty expressing how I feel about this book I really enjoyed it, and it had a lot of powerful moments I appreciate that Neal Shusterman tackled a personal subject from what I understand, his son struggles with mental illness and actually did the illustrations in the book, which is cool.To be honest, though, this was not my favorite of his books While I think it s great that he tr [...]

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    15. This is probably one of the most manipulative books I ve ever read Not on purpose or anything, but I just feel like if I don t rate it high it means that don t care about people with mental illness and their struggles But I think I am going to go ahead and give it 2 stars because I, myself, did not particularly enjoy reading this This is definitely an important book and one of the best portrayals of mental illness i have ever read and I would TOTALLY recommend it to anyone who wanted to read abo [...]

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    16. I have so many thoughts on this book that this will be my first video review of the year I ll link it here when I make it and post it on my channel So great youtu AFn5VXD3Ouw

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    17. Challenger Deep is vivid and masterfully written It s an eye opening book about mental health as our protagonist, Caden Bosch, a 15 year old boy who suffers from Schizophrenia We get to see his long journey as he struggles from such illness and his road to recovery At first, you might find it complicated because he s in some kind of adventure, on a ship with a Pirate, and Caden is one of the crewmen as they head towards Marianas Trench to find a place called Challenger Deep You ll be thinking th [...]

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    18. I recently asked someone, Would you rather travel into outer space or the deepest depths of the ocean He said, There s nothing underwater Outer space, there s so much out there Yeah, if you re interested in flying rocks My answer The depths of the ocean, because there s so much fascinating life down where the sun cannot reach But both would be too scary for me to actually attempt, because your vessel of choice could depressurize and turn your head inside out.Shortly after that thought experiment [...]

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    19. National Book Award Winner Congratulations, Neal My experiment to read all NBA Finalists in Young People s Literature is complete I have personally selected Challenger Deep as the winner We ll see who wins on 11 18 Read about my experiment and all nominees here.My rating 4.5 of 5 stars Sometimes the darkness beyond is not glorious at all, it truly is an absolute absence of light A clawing, needy tar that pulls you down You drown but you don t It turns you to lead so you sink faster in its viscou [...]

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    20. This review appears on Happy Indulgence Check it out for reviews Challenger Deep is not an easy read But schizophrenia is not an easily understood illness The book outlines the delusions, anxiety and paranoia which a schizophrenia sufferer experiences, at their worst, and it serves as a confronting and elegant look into a feared and misunderstood mental illness I m a big fan of books that tackle mental illness sensitively and realistically, and Challenger Deep had an artistic flair and beauty t [...]

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    21. En su d a a d a, Caden siente una paranoia que sabe que no tiene raz n de ser, pero que no puede evitar Visita un barco pirata que navega hacia la fosa de las Marianas un barco con un capit n tuerto y un loro tuerto y cerebros que escapan de sus propietarios y cofas donde se sirven c cteles radioactivos Claro que sabe que todo eso no es real O s lo es Aunque su raz n le diga lo contrario, marca eso alguna diferencia Caden es el protagonista, pero la mente de Caden no es suya, ni de sus voces la [...]

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    22. As you may know, I have a deep affection for Neal Shusterman s writing I find it incredible, and his books so very vivid and full of genius This is no different No, scratch that This is different, because it is Challenger Deep is such an incredible insight into mental illness that is captured in such a way that will leave readers reeling.I won t even say I liked this book Because I don t think I did I hate what Caden and so many others have to go through every single day No, I didn t like this [...]

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    23. One of the saddest stories I had possibility to read lately Very deep, very important, not only for young readers, but for everyone A sad picture of a family being pulled into a mental disease of a boy, into his weird world, into second reality, deep underneath Beautiful and unsettling G bia Challengera absolutnie nie jest utworem fikcyjnym oto zdanie, kt re robi na czytelniku najwi ksze wra enie Neal Shusterman opisuje bezsilno , kt rej sam sta si ofiar , obserwuj c swojego zanurzaj cego si w g [...]

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    24. They the voices linger there on the edge of your consciousness like the things you hear just as you re walking up, before the dream collapses under the crushing weight of the real world But what if the dream doesn t go away when you wake up And what if you lose the ability to tell the difference I don t think I have read a book about mental illness before, so it s probably the first time I ve witnessed the struggles of a young boy dealing with these problems It was a difficult read, to be honest [...]

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    25. actual rating 4.75 When writers face a problem in their lives, what will they do Solve it ofcourse, and then they will write about it they have an urge within them that want to make the whole world listen to their story and how they dealt with it, either by a direct story like this book or indirect like stories about wizards and tributes Challenger Deep is about a boy Caden who is only 15, and he sees the world differently, we ll find out that he has mental disorder called Schizophrenia Caden is [...]

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    26. Neal Shusterman, you re epic The only thing you have for measuring what s real is your mind so what happens when your mind becomes a pathological liar Termin este libro ayer y aun no he podido dejar de pensar en l Con palabras simples que poco a poco descubres que tienen un significado mayor que el aparente , Shusterman perfecciona lo que pocos autores logran crear una obra que el lector siente, y comienza a formar parte de ti irremediablemente.Challenger Deep no es una lectura f cil puede resul [...]

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    27. Ugh, I just could not get into this Reading this book literally gave me a headache I get what the author was trying to do with the weird writing style and everything, but it just wasn t for me.

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    28. Last year I went to a local Neal Shusterman event, mostly so that I could get a hardcover of UnDivided signed for my teen sister in law as a holiday gift I ended up being enthralled by every word that came out of his mouth, but the part that touched me the most was when a fan asked him the release date for Challenger Deep He went on to describe the struggle his family went through as his son manifested with a schizoaffective disorder in his teens, and explained that his son was fascinated with C [...]

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    29. 4.5 StarsEvery thought that comes into your head becomes a truth to fear.This was not an easy read, and I have to give credit where due, as this delves into the mind of teeneager Caden, who is on the brink of enjoying his young adulthood However, he finds such a forward momentum not as easily attainable, something we all take for granted Deeply unsettling, we witness Caden s decline into paranoia and delusions He s present and aware, but helpless to do anything about his hallucinations, his gran [...]

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    30. What a powerful, painful exploration of what it feels like to be consumed by your mental illness This is a long metaphor but it s completely visceral Caden s voice and experiences are not easy to read.I marked so many incredible passages here, but my favorite line and the most poignant, I think is this Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug Caden s story isn t tidy, and while there s some hope in it, this isn t a book with a neat bow at the end My only com [...]

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