Jason Bourne meets Homeward Bound in this fast-paced tale about an unusually intelligent dog with amnesia who must discover—and then face—her past with the help of a new friend.
When a girl wakes up trapped on a sinking ship with no memory of who she is, she has nothing but her instinct to survive. As she fights her way to freedom, she quickly discovers two incredible facts: She is a dog and she can understand human speech.
Soon, she befriends a thirteen-year-old boy named Chance who gives her a name of her own: Wild. But Wild and Chance find themselves running for their lives, pursued by relentless Animal Control officers.
Joined by a mysterious hacker girl named Junebug, the unlikely trio fight for survival while trying to solve the mystery of Wild's extraordinary strength, super-intelligence, and high-tech collar.
Equal parts heart-pounding action and heartfelt journey, Wild & Chance grabs the reader from page one and never lets go.
About the Author
Allen Zadoff is the author of seven books for teens and adults including the award-winning thriller series Boy Nobody/The Unknown Assassin, which has been optioned for feature film by Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures. Allen's other novels include Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can't Have, winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award from SCBWI and a YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults. Wild & Chance is his debut middle-grade novel. Allen invites you to visit him at allenzadoff.com or @allenzadoff.
"Readers will not want to put this story down until the very end!"—School Library Connection
"An action-heavy adventure for plot-loving readers."—Kirkus Reviews