Only Child

Only Child

eBook - 2018
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For readers of Room and The Girls, a dazzling, tenderhearted debut about healing, family, and the exquisite wisdom of children, narrated by a six-year-old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts, and the quietest voices speak the loudest."Only Child realizes every parent's ultimate fear: What if your kid's killer is someone you knew—or thought you knew? Congrats to Rhiannon Navin—this is an outstanding debut." —Harlan CobenSqueezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter's parents, holding them responsible for their son's actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524733360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library


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ontherideau Mar 16, 2018

A school shooting told through the eyes of a loving, forgiving child. The author writes with sensitivity and understanding. The ripple effect through families, communities and generations is inconceivable.
May school shootings be a tragic part of history, never to be heard of again.

Mar 16, 2018

Excellent book. Tells a story that has occurred too many times in our country - the results of a school shooting. Told by the surviving brother in a family about how they deal with this horrible situation. Loved the understanding and sympathy that was shown by this young person for the parents of the shooter, who were known by everyone in the school. So sad for everyone. This little boy had a wisdom beyond his years. We should always remember those who were left no matter what their age. Just a beautiful story.

debwalker Feb 27, 2018

All too timely. A school shooting and its aftermath through the eyes of a 6 year old survivor.

Feb 26, 2018

Listed on People Magazine's Best New Books Feb 2018

Feb 17, 2018

Read this just after latest Florida shooting. Could not put it down..portrayals of family were so great...hard to read...but...

Feb 09, 2018

What an amazing book!
The gut wrenching story of a family trying to cope with an unimaginable loss, told through the eyes of a six-year-old boy.
I couldn`t put it down!


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