The Book of Chance

  • Sue Whiting
  • Walker Books
  • 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760651367

RRP: $17.99 (Inc. GST)


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‚Äôs world. And while Chance is all about the truth, she ponders whether “Maybe being truthful was really just a big lie.”

A celebration of the strong bond between two families – one black, one white – and an exploration of the meaning of ‘family’.
Sue Whiting captivates her growing audience once again with another realistic story that ends with a mysterious twist.
Central themes include: the importance of the bond between humans and animals; social media; reality TV; investigative journalism; and family secrets.

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