Only Child

Only Child

?Perfect for fans of Room? a heartbreaking but important novel.? ?Real Simple Readers of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty will also like this tenderhearted debut about healing and family, narrated by an unforgettable six-year-old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts and the quietest voices speak the loudest. Squeezed into a coat close ?Perfect for fans of Room? a heartbreaking but important novel.? ?Real Simple Readers of Jodi...

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Title:Only Child
Author:Rhiannon Navin
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1524733350
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Only Child Reviews

  • Elyse
    Feb 15, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

  • Karen
    Feb 15, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

    4.5- the only reason that it wasn't 5 stars was because I had some questions at the end that were not answered. I read this book for my hometown book club. When reading the back I knew instantly that this would be a book that would break my heart, yet I'd still love it. The book...

    POP. POP. POP. I had almost finished reading Only Child when the news broke of yet another senseless and horrific school shooting in the US. Reading a story about a school shooting whilst one was taking place in real life added an extra sadness and poignancy. The story begins wit...

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Aug 06, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 16, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

  • BookwormDH
    Feb 15, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

    4.5- the only reason that it wasn't 5 stars was because I had some questions at the end that were not answered. I read this book for my hometown book club. When reading the back I knew instantly that this would be a book that would break my heart, yet I'd still love it. The book...

    POP. POP. POP. I had almost finished reading Only Child when the news broke of yet another senseless and horrific school shooting in the US. Reading a story about a school shooting whilst one was taking place in real life added an extra sadness and poignancy. The story begins wit...

    Zach is seven years old when his world collapses. A mentally ill man enters his elementary school with a gun. One of those murdered is Zach's ten year old brother Andy, a bright and vivacious child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder whose management had already stressed their parent's ...

    Yesterday we did all the things we did every Tuesday, because we didn't know that today a gunman was going to come. If you were a fan of Room and A man called Ove I think you will also enjoy Only Child. I've read many books about school shootings, but the opening scene in this book ...

    What a way to start out the new year! Only Child was not only the first book I completed in 2018, but it absolutely wrecked me. ?I never knew you could feel more than one feeling inside of you at the same time. Especially feelings that are opposites. I know you can feel excited, ...

    My Review: I read this book in the week that there was a real life school shooting in Florida and therefore my emotions were already heightened by yet another senseless tragedy. What I wasn?t expecting was to fall head over heels in love with Zach, our 7 year old narrator who stole m...

    BLURB, We went to school that Tuesday like normal. Not all of us came home . . . Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, six-year-old Zach can hear shots ringing through the corridors of his school. A gunman has entered the building and, in a matter of minutes, w...

  • Susan
    Jan 28, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

  • Malia
    Jul 07, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

  • Tania
    Mar 03, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

    4.5- the only reason that it wasn't 5 stars was because I had some questions at the end that were not answered. I read this book for my hometown book club. When reading the back I knew instantly that this would be a book that would break my heart, yet I'd still love it. The book...

    POP. POP. POP. I had almost finished reading Only Child when the news broke of yet another senseless and horrific school shooting in the US. Reading a story about a school shooting whilst one was taking place in real life added an extra sadness and poignancy. The story begins wit...

    Zach is seven years old when his world collapses. A mentally ill man enters his elementary school with a gun. One of those murdered is Zach's ten year old brother Andy, a bright and vivacious child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder whose management had already stressed their parent's ...

    Yesterday we did all the things we did every Tuesday, because we didn't know that today a gunman was going to come. If you were a fan of Room and A man called Ove I think you will also enjoy Only Child. I've read many books about school shootings, but the opening scene in this book ...

  • Tammy
    May 09, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Mar 16, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Aug 04, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

  • Amy
    Feb 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

  • Lisa
    Feb 15, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

  • Deanna
    May 26, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Feb 16, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

    4.5- the only reason that it wasn't 5 stars was because I had some questions at the end that were not answered. I read this book for my hometown book club. When reading the back I knew instantly that this would be a book that would break my heart, yet I'd still love it. The book...

    POP. POP. POP. I had almost finished reading Only Child when the news broke of yet another senseless and horrific school shooting in the US. Reading a story about a school shooting whilst one was taking place in real life added an extra sadness and poignancy. The story begins wit...

    Zach is seven years old when his world collapses. A mentally ill man enters his elementary school with a gun. One of those murdered is Zach's ten year old brother Andy, a bright and vivacious child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder whose management had already stressed their parent's ...

    Yesterday we did all the things we did every Tuesday, because we didn't know that today a gunman was going to come. If you were a fan of Room and A man called Ove I think you will also enjoy Only Child. I've read many books about school shootings, but the opening scene in this book ...

    What a way to start out the new year! Only Child was not only the first book I completed in 2018, but it absolutely wrecked me. ?I never knew you could feel more than one feeling inside of you at the same time. Especially feelings that are opposites. I know you can feel excited, ...

    My Review: I read this book in the week that there was a real life school shooting in Florida and therefore my emotions were already heightened by yet another senseless tragedy. What I wasn?t expecting was to fall head over heels in love with Zach, our 7 year old narrator who stole m...

  • Mariah
    Aug 10, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

    4.5- the only reason that it wasn't 5 stars was because I had some questions at the end that were not answered. I read this book for my hometown book club. When reading the back I knew instantly that this would be a book that would break my heart, yet I'd still love it. The book...

  • Nancy
    Dec 08, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

    4.5- the only reason that it wasn't 5 stars was because I had some questions at the end that were not answered. I read this book for my hometown book club. When reading the back I knew instantly that this would be a book that would break my heart, yet I'd still love it. The book...

    POP. POP. POP. I had almost finished reading Only Child when the news broke of yet another senseless and horrific school shooting in the US. Reading a story about a school shooting whilst one was taking place in real life added an extra sadness and poignancy. The story begins wit...

    Zach is seven years old when his world collapses. A mentally ill man enters his elementary school with a gun. One of those murdered is Zach's ten year old brother Andy, a bright and vivacious child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder whose management had already stressed their parent's ...

  • Celia
    Jan 24, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

  • Mandy
    Apr 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

  • Laura
    Apr 18, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Mar 05, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

  • Marjorie
    Nov 22, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
    Nov 29, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

    4.5- the only reason that it wasn't 5 stars was because I had some questions at the end that were not answered. I read this book for my hometown book club. When reading the back I knew instantly that this would be a book that would break my heart, yet I'd still love it. The book...

    POP. POP. POP. I had almost finished reading Only Child when the news broke of yet another senseless and horrific school shooting in the US. Reading a story about a school shooting whilst one was taking place in real life added an extra sadness and poignancy. The story begins wit...

    Zach is seven years old when his world collapses. A mentally ill man enters his elementary school with a gun. One of those murdered is Zach's ten year old brother Andy, a bright and vivacious child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder whose management had already stressed their parent's ...

    Yesterday we did all the things we did every Tuesday, because we didn't know that today a gunman was going to come. If you were a fan of Room and A man called Ove I think you will also enjoy Only Child. I've read many books about school shootings, but the opening scene in this book ...

    What a way to start out the new year! Only Child was not only the first book I completed in 2018, but it absolutely wrecked me. ?I never knew you could feel more than one feeling inside of you at the same time. Especially feelings that are opposites. I know you can feel excited, ...

  • Laura Rash
    Dec 04, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

    4.5- the only reason that it wasn't 5 stars was because I had some questions at the end that were not answered. I read this book for my hometown book club. When reading the back I knew instantly that this would be a book that would break my heart, yet I'd still love it. The book...

    POP. POP. POP. I had almost finished reading Only Child when the news broke of yet another senseless and horrific school shooting in the US. Reading a story about a school shooting whilst one was taking place in real life added an extra sadness and poignancy. The story begins wit...

    Zach is seven years old when his world collapses. A mentally ill man enters his elementary school with a gun. One of those murdered is Zach's ten year old brother Andy, a bright and vivacious child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder whose management had already stressed their parent's ...

    Yesterday we did all the things we did every Tuesday, because we didn't know that today a gunman was going to come. If you were a fan of Room and A man called Ove I think you will also enjoy Only Child. I've read many books about school shootings, but the opening scene in this book ...

    What a way to start out the new year! Only Child was not only the first book I completed in 2018, but it absolutely wrecked me. ?I never knew you could feel more than one feeling inside of you at the same time. Especially feelings that are opposites. I know you can feel excited, ...

    My Review: I read this book in the week that there was a real life school shooting in Florida and therefore my emotions were already heightened by yet another senseless tragedy. What I wasn?t expecting was to fall head over heels in love with Zach, our 7 year old narrator who stole m...

    BLURB, We went to school that Tuesday like normal. Not all of us came home . . . Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, six-year-old Zach can hear shots ringing through the corridors of his school. A gunman has entered the building and, in a matter of minutes, w...

    This book is a story of a 7 year old boy named Zach who survives a school shooting but his brother, Andy, doesn?t. The heart wrenching story of the aftermath is told from Zach?s POV. From the opening pages of him hiding in a closet listening to the ?pop pop? sounds to the emoti...

  • Sherri Thacker
    Feb 18, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...

    ?The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell?s breath.? An endearing story about a 6yr old struggling with grief after a traumatic shooting in his school causes the loss of his brother. Rhiannon Navin wrote an amazing first ...

    This book has all the feels. About 10 pages in I was a sobbing mess. Zach, a sweet and innocent 6 year old is at school one day when a gunman comes in and starts shooting people. His teacher hides them and eventually the maniac is shot and killed. Zach and the others in his class ar...

    Review and Q & A with Rhiannon Navin... First I would like to say I loved Only Child. Your writing pulled me in so I couldn?t put down the book until I finished; I think about the characters and how they dealt with tragedy and loss everyday, and I see the value of empathy now mo...

    6-year-old Zach Taylor is hiding in the closet with his teacher and other classmates. They cringe in terror as they listen to the sounds of ?pop?, ?pop?, ?pop? in the hallway of their school. A gunman is loose in the school and they have no idea which room he?ll enter nex...

    The whole story is told through the eyes of Zach, a seven year old little guy and it begins on the day a gunman opens fire at his elementary school. I have three small kids, 9, 6 and 3 and my two oldest have participated in multiple lockdown drills. I remember when my oldest daughter c...

    So, I've always been oddly fascinated with school shootings, maybe because I was in middle school during Columbine and I was terrified of going to school every day after, that being a naturally curious person, I sought out books about this subject, whether fiction or non-fiction. Ninet...

    Reading this book the day AFTER the real life shooting in Parkland, FL. I debated whether to read it but since it?s here from the library for 2 weeks, I decided to try and see. The story is told by the 7 year old in a school shooting and the author did a great job with it. Very heart...

  • Paromjit
    Feb 28, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

  • Tucker
    Feb 18, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

  • Louise Wilson
    Mar 03, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

  • Pauline
    Feb 23, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

  • Bookread2day
    Mar 12, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... ?Zach?s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected? The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A ...

    Audiobook....read by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de Montebello. Kivlighan has appeared in 11 films, 1 theater production, 2 television shows, and 5 voice overs. I was so impressed by the presence of this child?s voice - ( honestly one of th...

    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida. What a powerful and remarkable novel! The author?s decision to write from the point of view of a first grader who survived provides a b...

    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ? ? ? ? Review of the audio! ? Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. I wasn?t sure if I was ready for this one, but it came highly recommended by my friend, Elyse, es...

    Once again fiction takes us into reality, a reality that I wish wasn't true. A school shooting, taken out of our recent headlines, a six year old boy named Zach survives, his ten year old brother does not. Our narrator is Zach, his voice as he takes us into not only his feelings but th...

    This is heartbreaking material, so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings. An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come. There are many reviews on this book, but I would like to recommend my good friend Elyse's review which had me b...

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective. SUMMARY In ONLY CHILD six-year-old Zack Taylor tells us a story. It?s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in...

    5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expectin...

    This is a heartbreaking tale about the aftermath of a school shooting. Zak Taylor is six years old when a gunman comes into his school and kills nineteen people. Zak and his classmates have survived because their teacher locks the classroom door and they all hide in a cupboard out of s...

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I?ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeratio...

    Only Child is a book I was hesitant to read, because it is told from the perspective of a young child, however, any concerns I had on this front were for nothing. The book has something of "Room" by Emma Donoghue, which is also narrated by a child, and both offer an interesting perspec...

    A tenderhearted debut novel about healing and family narrated by an unforgettable six year old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies holds the biggest hearts and the quiet pics speak the loudest. This book is about the effect on a family in the aftermath of a school ...

    A terrible thing has happened. A sick man has gotten into McKinley School. He killed a bunch of people with his gun. One of these is Andy Taylor. His younger brother, Zach, also in the school at the time of the shooting, has survived. The entire story is told from the point of view of...

    This novel deals with the aftermath of a school shooting from the point of view of young Zach Taylor. His teacher, Miss Russell, hides her class successfully while a shooter prowls the corridors of McKinley Elementary School, but, when Zach is reunited with his mother, Melissa, and dad...

    I found Only Child a raw heartbreaking story, but so extremely well written that I couldn?t stop turning the pages. It brings it home to me all the real-life shooting in schools that we see on the news and in the papers. The Only Child is narrated by six-year old Zac. Miss Russell ...