Jared is a horribly unlucky kid. Everyone calls him a waking disaster. For this reason, he doesn’t have any friends- at least not any who are alive, anyway. He isn’t allowed to hang out with anyone since the car accident happened with his old friends. Let’s just say, they survived the car crash, but not the hospital. Jared went to visit them and accidentally set the hospital on fire.
However, at the age of 12, Jared is finally happy for the first time since that day. His parents surprised him with a pet dog! He has been wishing for one, but his parents always say no due to the fact that he would probably kill it. When he comes home from The School For Unfortunate Children, he finds a beautiful poodle sitting on his bed. He names it Clover, in the hope that she will bring him good luck. Unfortunately, she does just the opposite.
Jared becomes sick. It started with a runny nose, but he soon developed a fever. His parents then realized that Jared is allergic to Clover! Doing the only thing a parent could do, they throw Jared out of the house. Clover continues to live with Jared’s parents while Jared lives on the streets, doing various side jobs and continuing to live a very unlucky life.