So...this book requires patience. Understand that this is a book about a boy whose concept of reality is slowly disintegrating into a prismatic light-show. He is plunging down the rabbit hole and you will go there with him.
There are two stories being told in Challenger Deep- the story of the voyage into the Marianas Trench and the story of a 15 year old boy's voyage into his own personal trench.
Eventually, the stories will collide.
If you embark on this journey with the boy, Caden Bosch, understand that the voyage is long and the way is not always clear. However, the story is worth the travel.
Once you wrap your mind around what is truly happening in this novel, you will appreciate the honest, caring, and accepting way it deals with the issues it covers. Normalizing something that affects millions of people around the world, Challenger Deep is a necessary novel.
4 out of 5 stars
Review by Mrs. Sanborn
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