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Challenger deep /

by Shusterman, Neal [author.]; Shusterman, Brendan [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: 308, 5 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780061134111; 0061134112.Title notes: $17.99 4-2015 (db)Subject(s): Schizophrenia in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | Schizophrenia -- Fiction | Young adult fictionSummary: "A teenage boy struggles with schizophrenia"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

National Book Award Winner

A 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."

$17.99 4-2015 (db)

"A novel"--Jacket.

"A teenage boy struggles with schizophrenia"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [312-313]).

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Horn Book Review

This audiobook version of Shustermans novel about one young mans battle with mental illness reinforces both the disorienting confusion of the disease and the tenuous hopes for its treatment. Caden Boschs first-person account of his experience plunges listeners into his hallucinations, where a pirate ship full of outsized characters appears. Narrator Curran-Dorsano voices each member of this motley crew with consistent distinction, imparting a powerful sense of their seeming reality. His attention to detail is masterful. We hear echoes of the ships parrots singsong cadence in the real-world Dr. Poirots speech, for example, as Caden increases his grasp on what is and is not real. And while such character work is impressive, Curran-Dorsanos deeper achievement comes in the straightforward voicing of Caden himself, imparting his vulnerability and his resilience with unvarnished honesty. thom barthelmess (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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