Challenger Deep Book Review by Dinah

Book Review on Challenger Deep

Challenger Deep is about a boy who struggles with schizophrenia, (a mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.) Caden Bosch (the boy who struggles with schizophrenia) also experiences hallucinations and as this is happening the author makes the reader feel like they’re the ones experiencing it. It starts out with the main character, Caden Bosch, on a ship that’s headed to the deepest point on Earth. Caden is a smart 15 year old high school student whose friends start to notice his odd behavior. He is appointed to the ship’s artist to document his journey with pictures. Caden then lies about joining the school track team.

One thing that I did not like about this book was when Caden had the hallucinations it was hard to tell if he was still having it or if he was done having it. Also it wasn’t very clear for me to understand when he was transitioning from the two.

Personally, I would not recommend this book to everyone because it was confusing for me to understand. That reason was because he goes back in forth from the ship to real world and the author doesn’t really do a good job telling us when he’s on the ship and from when he’s in the real world. Especially in the chapters, you have to figure it out. For example, in some of the chapters he was with the captain and in that same chapter he was in the real world and not having a hallucination any more.

 

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