Wild and Chance
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.
Allen is the author of WILD & CHANCE, the first in a MG duology publishing with Little, Brown. His previous books include the YA BOY NOBODY/UNKNOWN ASSASSIN trilogy as well as several acclaimed novels, including FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN’T HAVE, winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and a YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults.
I AM THE WEAPON is a page-turning thriller which is being developed for film by Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment. It has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and VOYA and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
Allen graduated from Cornell University and the Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theatre Training. He lives in New York City.