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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 The Book of Chance
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'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."'

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2020 .
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      Extent: 288p.p.
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      • Published 1 April 2020.
      ISBN: 9781760651367 (pbk), 9781760651459 (ebk)

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  • Large print.
  • Dyslexic edition.
  • Braille.

Works about this Work

Truth and Lies : It Sells like Teen Spirit Joy Lawn , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 December 2020; (p. 18)

— Review of Deep Water Sarah Epstein , 2020 single work novel ; How to Grow a Family Tree Eliza Henry-Jones , 2020 single work novel ; The Book of Chance Sue Whiting , 2020 single work children's fiction ; As Fast As I Can Penny Tangey , 2020 single work novel
Truth and Lies : It Sells like Teen Spirit Joy Lawn , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 December 2020; (p. 18)

— Review of Deep Water Sarah Epstein , 2020 single work novel ; How to Grow a Family Tree Eliza Henry-Jones , 2020 single work novel ; The Book of Chance Sue Whiting , 2020 single work children's fiction ; As Fast As I Can Penny Tangey , 2020 single work novel
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