Monday, May 18, 2015

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Now, back to the books I have been reading.

From the Publisher:
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.
A captivating and powerful novel that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by one of today's most admired writers for teens.

This novel will definitely stick with you for a long time.  I found it a difficult one to read. It was hard to be inside Caden's head and see his struggles.  But, Shusterman does a masterful job of painting the picture of his struggle to understand what is real and what is not real. This is one worth reading--just give it a try.

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