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

  • Lisa
    Dec 29, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    **Thanks to First To Read for providing me a complimentary copy of ONLY CHILD in exchange for my honest review** Six-year-old Zach hides in a closet with his teacher and classmates while s gunman kills nineteen students and staff, including his older brother Andy. Now his mother cri...

    Zach's mom... oh boy. She rubbed me the wrong way. So many times I wanted to reach into the book and slap her. Poor sweet Zach. I just wanted to take him away from it all and love him to pieces. We could read every single Magic Treehouse book ever written if he wanted to. I lov...

    When you don't want to cry, pinch your nose and the tears will dry up. First grader, Zach, learned this and I had to pinch my nose many times during the listening of this book. Based on the cover I thought I was about to read a novel set in Africa about war. Huh? I guess the colors ...

  • Elyse
    Feb 15, 2018

    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...

  • Krissy
    Feb 23, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    **Thanks to First To Read for providing me a complimentary copy of ONLY CHILD in exchange for my honest review** Six-year-old Zach hides in a closet with his teacher and classmates while s gunman kills nineteen students and staff, including his older brother Andy. Now his mother cri...

    Zach's mom... oh boy. She rubbed me the wrong way. So many times I wanted to reach into the book and slap her. Poor sweet Zach. I just wanted to take him away from it all and love him to pieces. We could read every single Magic Treehouse book ever written if he wanted to. I lov...

  • Karen
    Feb 15, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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
    Aug 06, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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...

    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...

  • DeAnn
    Jan 17, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    **Thanks to First To Read for providing me a complimentary copy of ONLY CHILD in exchange for my honest review** Six-year-old Zach hides in a closet with his teacher and classmates while s gunman kills nineteen students and staff, including his older brother Andy. Now his mother cri...

    Zach's mom... oh boy. She rubbed me the wrong way. So many times I wanted to reach into the book and slap her. Poor sweet Zach. I just wanted to take him away from it all and love him to pieces. We could read every single Magic Treehouse book ever written if he wanted to. I lov...

    When you don't want to cry, pinch your nose and the tears will dry up. First grader, Zach, learned this and I had to pinch my nose many times during the listening of this book. Based on the cover I thought I was about to read a novel set in Africa about war. Huh? I guess the colors ...

    I thought this book was amazing. While the topic of school shootings is never a pleasant one, Rhiannon Navin does an amazing job with this difficult subject. There are so many facets to this ? parents of the slain school children, siblings, the pursuit of justice, grief, motive, and ...

  • Susan
    Jan 28, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Tania
    Mar 03, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Nov 30, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    **Thanks to First To Read for providing me a complimentary copy of ONLY CHILD in exchange for my honest review** Six-year-old Zach hides in a closet with his teacher and classmates while s gunman kills nineteen students and staff, including his older brother Andy. Now his mother cri...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Mar 16, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Amy
    Feb 27, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

  • I read novels
    Mar 12, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Feb 16, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Joanna Park
    Feb 18, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    **Thanks to First To Read for providing me a complimentary copy of ONLY CHILD in exchange for my honest review** Six-year-old Zach hides in a closet with his teacher and classmates while s gunman kills nineteen students and staff, including his older brother Andy. Now his mother cri...

    Zach's mom... oh boy. She rubbed me the wrong way. So many times I wanted to reach into the book and slap her. Poor sweet Zach. I just wanted to take him away from it all and love him to pieces. We could read every single Magic Treehouse book ever written if he wanted to. I lov...

    When you don't want to cry, pinch your nose and the tears will dry up. First grader, Zach, learned this and I had to pinch my nose many times during the listening of this book. Based on the cover I thought I was about to read a novel set in Africa about war. Huh? I guess the colors ...

    I thought this book was amazing. While the topic of school shootings is never a pleasant one, Rhiannon Navin does an amazing job with this difficult subject. There are so many facets to this ? parents of the slain school children, siblings, the pursuit of justice, grief, motive, and ...

    "Only Child" Written by Rhiannon Navin Review written by Diana Iozzia "Only Child" follows the lives that continue on after being affected by a gunman who enters an elementary school. Zach Taylor is a quiet and kindhearted first grader who survives the shooting, in which his brot...

    Only Child is an incredible, hard hitting and emotional story that I know will stay with me for a long time. Firstly I don?t think I?ve ever read such a thrilling and haunting opening chapter! The description of Zach and his class hiding from the gunman was so vivid I felt like ...

  • Nancy
    Dec 08, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Jo
    Oct 24, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    **Thanks to First To Read for providing me a complimentary copy of ONLY CHILD in exchange for my honest review** Six-year-old Zach hides in a closet with his teacher and classmates while s gunman kills nineteen students and staff, including his older brother Andy. Now his mother cri...

    Zach's mom... oh boy. She rubbed me the wrong way. So many times I wanted to reach into the book and slap her. Poor sweet Zach. I just wanted to take him away from it all and love him to pieces. We could read every single Magic Treehouse book ever written if he wanted to. I lov...

    When you don't want to cry, pinch your nose and the tears will dry up. First grader, Zach, learned this and I had to pinch my nose many times during the listening of this book. Based on the cover I thought I was about to read a novel set in Africa about war. Huh? I guess the colors ...

    I thought this book was amazing. While the topic of school shootings is never a pleasant one, Rhiannon Navin does an amazing job with this difficult subject. There are so many facets to this ? parents of the slain school children, siblings, the pursuit of justice, grief, motive, and ...

    "Only Child" Written by Rhiannon Navin Review written by Diana Iozzia "Only Child" follows the lives that continue on after being affected by a gunman who enters an elementary school. Zach Taylor is a quiet and kindhearted first grader who survives the shooting, in which his brot...

    Only Child is an incredible, hard hitting and emotional story that I know will stay with me for a long time. Firstly I don?t think I?ve ever read such a thrilling and haunting opening chapter! The description of Zach and his class hiding from the gunman was so vivid I felt like ...

    Wow, wow, wow! I loved this book. I struggled a little at the beginning to get into the swing of the narrative which is written from the perspective of a six year old boy. The child's voice is such a powerful one that I did check back once or twice to make sure that I hadn't been mista...

  • Celia
    Jan 24, 2018

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Mar 05, 2018

    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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

  • Diana Iozzia
    Oct 28, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    My review www.favouritenovels.wordpress.com Twitter@favouritenoveld 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 p...

    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...

    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...

    **Thanks to First To Read for providing me a complimentary copy of ONLY CHILD in exchange for my honest review** Six-year-old Zach hides in a closet with his teacher and classmates while s gunman kills nineteen students and staff, including his older brother Andy. Now his mother cri...

    Zach's mom... oh boy. She rubbed me the wrong way. So many times I wanted to reach into the book and slap her. Poor sweet Zach. I just wanted to take him away from it all and love him to pieces. We could read every single Magic Treehouse book ever written if he wanted to. I lov...

    When you don't want to cry, pinch your nose and the tears will dry up. First grader, Zach, learned this and I had to pinch my nose many times during the listening of this book. Based on the cover I thought I was about to read a novel set in Africa about war. Huh? I guess the colors ...

    I thought this book was amazing. While the topic of school shootings is never a pleasant one, Rhiannon Navin does an amazing job with this difficult subject. There are so many facets to this ? parents of the slain school children, siblings, the pursuit of justice, grief, motive, and ...

    "Only Child" Written by Rhiannon Navin Review written by Diana Iozzia "Only Child" follows the lives that continue on after being affected by a gunman who enters an elementary school. Zach Taylor is a quiet and kindhearted first grader who survives the shooting, in which his brot...