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A deeply powerful and personal novel 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. A brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior, he is designated the ship’s artist in residence in order to document the journey with images. Caden pretends to join his school’s track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head; he 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A brilliant journey across the dark sea of mental illness; frightening, sensitive, and powerful. Simply extraordinary.”

    Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author

  • “With lyricism and potent insight, Shusterman traces the schizophrenic descent and return of Caden Boscht…Shusterman has mined personal experience of mental illness with his son Brendan…It’s a powerful collaboration, and crucial to the novel’s credibility.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Caden Bosch…is a credible and sympathetic character, and his retreat into his own flawed mind is fascinating, full of riddles and surrealism…Will captivate readers, engender empathy for those with mental illnesses, and offer much fodder for discussion.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A breathtaking exploration of one teen’s experience with schizophrenia…Haunting, unforgettable, and life affirming all at once.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “An adventure in perspective as well as plot, this unusual foray into schizophrenia should leave readers with a deeper understanding of the condition.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “When handled well by a voice actor, an unreliable narrator is a delight—the narrator makes the listener believe in the character and then slowly reveals that all is not as it seems. Such is the work of Michael Curran-Dorsano as he narrates from the point of view of Caden Bosc…Curran-Dorsano’s soft voice works well as the internal voice for the teenaged Bosch. He keeps to a steady rhythm while also being capable of shifting his voice for other characters.”


  • A 2016 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
  • A BookPage Best Book of 2015 for Teens
  • Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
  • An Amazon.com Bestseller
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About the Author
Author Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been honored with awards from the International Reading Association, the American Library Association, and readers in many states. His novels span many genres, from humor to suspense thrillers to science fiction. A graduate of UC Irvine, he lives in Southern California with his four children.

About the Narrator

Michael Curran-Dorsano is a voice talent and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.