Excerpt from Challenger Deep

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules at Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along!

I released Loose the Dogs yesterday! Click to read a couple of chapters for free.

Today’s teaser comes from Neal Shusterman’s Challenger Deep. Challenger Deep was previously mentioned in my Reading list: Young Adult Fiction about Psychosis, but I didn’t read it until recently. It is not an easy read; you dive straight into the brain of schizophrenic teen Caden Bosch, and it takes a while to start sorting out the threads of reality. It is a satisfying and insightful read.

There are times I feel like I’m the kid screaming at the bottom of the well, and my dog runs off to pee on trees instead of getting help.

Challenger Deep, Neal Shusterman

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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.


  1. I love the location (I’m a tech diver, after all), seems I need to have a look at it!

  2. LOL My dog would be long gone too! I really want to read this one.

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  3. Great teaser!

  4. From what you said about the book, it must be a nerve wracking read. I do like the teaser.

  5. That’s a good teaser, makes me curious about what story might be behind it. Sounds like an interesting book to read! I will add it on my list ^.^

  6. I’d love to read it sometime as I am giving a presentation on the Organic brain diseases and Content of thought disorder in December, good teaser

  7. Sounds like this could be a difficult read but fascinating too. I’m curious.
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  8. This one seems like it has a very interesting concept. The mixing of art and adventure has be super intrigued. I hope that you enjoy this one! 🙂

  9. This sounds like one of those books that wring you out as you read them – but then lodge in the back of your brain like a burr… I hope you continue to enjoy it. This is mine –

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