A massive thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this review copy!

The blurb from the back of the book:

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.


This is one of the best books about mental illness that I have ever read. It is portrayed so well and I can tell how much research has been put into it.

The story was a little confusing at first. From chapter to chapter Caden tells the story from his point of view. In some chapters he is at home or school and in some chapters he is on a sailing ship.

The chapters on the pirate ship make little sense which really adds to the story. It shows just how harrowing mental illness can be.

There are lots of hard-hitting issues in the story which made it a difficult read at times.

This is definitely worth a read.

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️