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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Challenger Deep (YA)


Book #92 Read in 2015
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (YA)

Caden Bosch is a high school student whose friends and family are beginning to notice something off about him.  He has to walk miles and miles in a day.  He believes that fellow students want to kill him.  There are voices in his head telling him that his parents are imposters.  Eventually, Caden's parents commit him in an effort to get him the help he needs.  This is a honest portrayal of teenage mental illness.  The author knows this personally as his son suffers from mental illness.  While sometimes purposely disjointed to read, this book is powerful and its message gets through loud and clear.  High school student and adults would be the ideal audience for this book.  I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

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