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The Book of Chance

Sue Whiting



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Walker Books
01 April 2020
Chance is a black-and-white thinker until she realises that sometimes there are shades of grey.

Chance is in Year 7 and thinks she has it all - a loving mother, dog Tiges, best friend and almost-sister next door. But when a reality TV team makes over her house, she discovers newspaper cuttings from the past that cause her to question the world as she knows it and everyone in it. Then she finds herself caught between two realities, identities and worlds. Face-to-face with the truth, Chance has a very difficult decision to make, which almost splits her in two.

This powerful story explores what is true and what is fake in today's world. And while Chance is all about the truth, she ponders whether Maybe being truthful was really just a big lie.

The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting, Highly Commended, 2021 Davitt Awards Best Children's Crime Book
By:   Sue Whiting
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   272g
ISBN:   9781760651367
ISBN 10:   1760651362
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sue Whiting lives and works in a sleepy coastal village near Sydney where she spends her days dreaming up adventures for her characters. Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres, including bestseller The Firefighters and the award-winning A Swim in the Sea. Her Nature Storybook Platypus, illustrated by Mark Jackson, was a CBCA 2016 Notable Book. Her middle-grade bestseller Missing is a page-turning cracker of a novel.

Reviews for The Book of Chance

The Book of Chance is a story with a big heart and an even bigger twist. For readers aged 11+. * Readings * An intriguing and poignant novel; worth a read * Sharon Greenaway Reviews * Exploring themes of honesty and love, the question of 'what is family' and forgiveness, this is a compelling read for tweens and teens. This is a 'coming of age' narrative like no other I have read and I recommend it highly for astute readers from around 12 years upwards. I fully expect to see this receiving the highest accolades from all the award committees. * Just So Stories * Highly recommended... a powerful book * ReadPlus * This incredible novel will tie you in knots from the first page. Engrossing and superbly crafted, the longing to quickly turn the pages and find out what has happened will keep you riveted. There's no way you can put it down till the end! * Kids Book Review *

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