Harper Teen, Hardcover, 9780061134111, 320pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
National Book Award and Golden Kite Award Winner
A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the lastpage, Challenger Deepis a heartfelt tour de force byNew York Timesbestselling 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 Deepis a deeply powerful and personal novel from one of today's most admired writers for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, award-winning author of Speak, callsChallenger Deep"a brilliant journey across the dark sea of the mind; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary.