For Chance Callahan, life is black and white.
Fake or real. Right or wrong.
Truth or lies. There are no in-betweens. 
When a reality TV show starts filming,
Chance’s family is thrown into the spotlight
and Chance uncovers a devastating truth.
A truth that challenges everything
that Chance believes is true.
A truth from which there is no turning back.

Novel for ages 10+
Walker Books Australia
ISBN 978-1-760651-36-7

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 “The Book of Chance will pull you in and keep you spinning until the very last page. Loved it!” Claire Saxby, award-winning author

“… Sue Whiting’s protagonist is a sensitive and whip-smart pre-teen who can teach us a lot about the truth and the importance of family. With a gripping mystery at its core, readers might find it difficult to put this one down. The Book of Chance is a story with a big heart and an even bigger twist. For readers aged 11+.” Kealy Siryj, bookseller, Readings

“… Sue Whiting once again demonstrates that she is a writer who invites the reader to wrestle with tough and authentic issues- and best of all, she writes compelling stories that race towards unexpected conclusions. I loved this book. I am still thinking about it …” Paul MacDonald

“… Chance’s determination, honesty and need to see the world as it really is shines through the whole story, and the plot will have you on the edge wondering how it will end. With themes of right versus wrong, social media, family, refugees and trust, this is an ideal novel for younger teenagers.” Lamont Books

“If you’ve read and loved Sue Whiting’s previous book, Missing, then you are going to be absolutely gripped by The Book of Chance … the story is riveting, well paced, highly believable and set in a richly detailed world … One More Page Podcast – Episode 45

” … I highly recommend you add it to your shopping list now. This is a gripping story which will appeal to readers aged 11+. One warning – do not turn to the back of the book – just let the story unfold. The truth is sure to surprise you.” FIVE STARS Momo Celebrating Time to Read


Paperbark Words – interview with Joy Lawn