Books I Had for Christmas πŸŽ…πŸ»

Books I Had for Christmas πŸŽ…πŸ»

What did you ask Santa for this year? Each year, my mum, uh… I mean, Santa, asks my sister and I for a list of things we’d like for Christmas. Mine almost always ends up being a list of primarily books with a few other things mixed in. My mum’s great at picking books, so I was happy with the selection!

These are the books I asked my mum, uh--I mean, Santa--for this year for Christmas. There's a mix of fiction and non-fiction and I love them all!

A few of these are ones I said I’d love, while most of them were complete surprises. They came from my mum and step-dad, my sister Emily, and my Secret Santa that we organised with my uni pals. I’ll show you them all now in detail. Let me know if you have any of these and tell me what you think!

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Review: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Review: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Often, when reviewing a book I absolutely adored, it can be the hardest review to write. It’s difficult to put a review into words when you just want to gush and rave about how amazing it was, while still trying to remain objective. That’s the case withΒ Challenger DeepΒ by Neal Shusterman. I loved this book so much that I could probably write an essay about it, but I’ll try my best to keep it a decent length!

listened to Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman as an audiobook on Audible, read by the incredible Michael Curran-Dorsano. Here's my 5-star review!

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 behav
ior.

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.

A captivating and powerful novel that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by one of today’s most admired writers for teens.

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