TITLE : Wild & Chance
AUTHOR : Allen Zadoff
GENRE : Middle-Grade, Childrens Fiction
PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
RELEASE DATE : April 28, 2020
Sit. Speak. Survive the chase
A girl wakes up trapped on a sinking ship with no memory of who she is and nothing but her instinct to survive. She fights her way to freedom, only to discover two incredible facts: She is a dog, and she can understand human speech. She soon 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 fights for survival while trying to solve the mystery of Wild’s extraordinary strength, superintelligence, and high-tech collar.
Equal parts heart-pounding action and heartfelt journey, Wild & Chancegrabs the reader from page one and never lets go.
GUEST POST BY AUTHOR
1. What is a fool-proof formula to grip the readers from get go?
Ask a question and don’t answer it until the end of your story. In Wild & Chance, for example, Wild is a dog who has lost her memory and she’s struggling to discover “Who am I, and why can I understand humans?” She doesn’t find out until very near the end of the book, so the reader is pulled along by mystery and suspense.
2. What was your inspiration for the book?
What if I could talk to my dog, and I discovered she was a soldier on the run from a secret organization trying to capture her?
3. If you could go on an adventure with your pet, what would it be and where would you want to go?
I don’t currently have a pet, and while that’s sad for me, here’s some good news. Many pet shelters in New York City are empty because so many people have adopted animals during quarantine! If I had a pet, I’d want it to be Wild (the dog in my book) because we could talk together, make each other laugh, and find ways to make the city safer.
Allen Zadoff is the author of seven books for teens and adults including the award-winning thriller series Boy Nobody/The Unknown Assassin. The series received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and VOYA and has been optioned for a feature film by Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures. Boy Nobody won the Flemish Youth Jury Prize and has appeared on numerous state reading lists as well as being published in over a dozen countries. 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. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theatre Training.
Visit him on the web at www.allenzadoff.com or @allenzadoff.
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