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Challenger Deep

By Neal Shusterman

A powerful and captivating novel about mental illness, Challenger Deep is a 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 behaviour. 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.

  • This is a deeply personal novel for Neal, as his son Brendan was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. Twelve pieces of artwork in the book were done by Brendan himself.
  • 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."
  • First published in the US in 2016, it is the winner of a National Book Award and a Golden Kite Award.

About the author

Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author whose books include the Arc of a Scythe series (Scythe, Thunderhead and The Toll), the New York Times bestselling Unwind series and Dry, co-written with his son, Jarrod. Challenger Deep was the winner of a National Book Award. Neal also writes screenplays for film and television, for shows such as Goosebumps and Animorphs. He lives in Florida and has four children. Follow him on Twitter: @NealShusterman

ISBN: 9781406396119
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 6, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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