Giveaway: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (US Only)

Giveaway: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (US Only)

CHALLENGER DEEP

by NEAL SHUSTERMAN

Release Date: 4/21/15

 

About the Book


New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman has a devoted and passionate following of young fans worldwide because his novels and stories get to the heart of young people’s experiences.  He regularly tackles such universal issues as isolation and loneliness, fear of failure, bullying, as well as the complications inherent in friendship and family. Now, he takes on his most deeply personal and heartrending topic to date, with an imaginative exploration of mental illness in CHALLENGER DEEP (HarperTeen: Hardcover: $17.99; Pub date: April 21, 2015, Ages 14 and up).  

Although a work of fiction, the novel is deeply rooted in Neal’s own experience with his son Brendan, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was 16 years old.  For several years after diagnosis, Neal and his family worked to pull Brendan from the depths of the disease.
Happily, Brendan is now 26 years old and is doing well; while he will never be fully cured, he has his condition under control and is living a normal life.  Paralleling Brendan’s journey, CHALLENGER DEEP is a book Neal felt compelled to write to honor his son and to show readers that there is hope and healing on the other side of mental illness.

“With CHALLENGER DEEP, I wanted to offer a fresh, unflinching perspective, to help people understand, and to submerge readers in the strange surreal depths of mental illness, seeing it from the inside out,” explains Shusterman.  “The character of Caden Bosch is not my son – but many of the situations are taken from real life – including the events leading up to and during his hospitalization.”


To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.


b2ap3_thumbnail_Neal-Shusterman.jpgAbout the Author


Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Bruiser, which was a Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) choice, a YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults pick, and was on twelve state lists; The Schwa Was Here; and the UnWind series, among many other books. He lives in California with his four children. You can visit him online at www.storyman.com.

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Giveaway Details


5 winners will each receive one hardcover of CHALLENGER DEEP. US only.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: Have you read anything from Neal before?

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Guest - Abigail @ A Novel Kind of Bliss (website) on Friday, 01 May 2015 12:16

I've read the first three books from his Unwind series and they were all so amazing! I've heard good things about this one too, so can't wait to see if I win!

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I've read the first three books from his Unwind series and they were all so amazing! I've heard good things about this one too, so can't wait to see if I win! :)
Brittany Young on Friday, 01 May 2015 13:55

I have read his entire Unwind series. They were an interesting take on a dystopian society where teenagers with unwanted behaviors were unwound. I tell my middle schoolers about this series all the time and it shocks them!

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I have read his entire Unwind series. They were an interesting take on a dystopian society where teenagers with unwanted behaviors were unwound. I tell my middle schoolers about this series all the time and it shocks them!
Katie (website) on Sunday, 03 May 2015 02:53

I haven't. I look forward to digging in.

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I haven't. I look forward to digging in.
Guest - Ava Jae (website) on Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:07

I haven't read anything by Neal before, but I'm very interested in this one! On my TBR list for sure.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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I haven't read anything by Neal before, but I'm very interested in this one! On my TBR list for sure. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
Guest - Cayla Ann (website) on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 16:05

I have not sadly but I sooo want too!!! It looks awesome and exciting and his writing seems amazing!

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I have not sadly:( but I sooo want too!!! It looks awesome and exciting and his writing seems amazing! :D
Guest - Ren C on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 22:05

I really want to

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I really want to :D
Guest - Jessica Cap on Thursday, 07 May 2015 17:47

Oh yes! Skin Jackers series, Unwind series, Bruiser--all sooooo good.

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Oh yes! Skin Jackers series, Unwind series, Bruiser--all sooooo good.
Zarina (website) on Friday, 08 May 2015 17:00

Yes, I have read Bruiser and it was amazing. I would love to read more of his books!

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Yes, I have read Bruiser and it was amazing. I would love to read more of his books!
Marianne Lavergne on Saturday, 09 May 2015 16:49

I've read the Unwind series (amazing) and The Schwa Was Here (also amazing)

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I've read the Unwind series (amazing) and The Schwa Was Here (also amazing)
Joan (website) on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 18:50

I have not read any of Neal's books, but I will. This subject is one that hits very close to home for me and I hope that it will be handled with intelligence and heart.

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I have not read any of Neal's books, but I will. This subject is one that hits very close to home for me and I hope that it will be handled with intelligence and heart.

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