Challenger Deep - Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep

By Neal Shusterman

  • Release Date: 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Coming of Age
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 42 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

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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Latest Impressions

  • the best

    5
    By Lisa :/
    this has to be the best book about mental illness, i haven't read much before but i was so sucked into this i finished it in 3 days and it completely changed my mood from depressed to at peace each time i settled down to read, everything about this book is beautiful and everything fits together perfectly and the bits and pieces of the story start slowly falling into place and it's so stunning i wish i hadn't've finished it so i could keep reading, i feel like i'll never find a book like this
  • Love it!

    4
    By CortneyMSM
    Filled with heart and insight, along with great, full characters and a moving storyline. Absolutely devoid of sentimentality and stereotype. Finally a book where schizophrenia is treated with depth, love, and honesty - rather than just being thrown in as caricature and plot device. From a young age, I've watched my sister (and family) go through the trials of this illness, and though I've searched, I've never read anything come close to how well this book portrays the reality and humanity of the experience. Much thanks to Neal and Brendan Shusterman for creating this lovely book!