[read Only Child] Ebook ✓ Rhiannon Navin

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Sues a uest for justice while Zach retreats into his super secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and drawing Ultimately though it is Zach who will show the adults in his life the way forward as sometimes only a child ca. 5 STARSI d give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you I Am Emotionally Destroyed I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn t stop reading it It was so much than what I was expecting and for being a debut novel this was incredible I read this for my book club and I m so glad we chose to read itThe opening scene in this book will hit you hard Imagine An elementary school and kids are shuffled into a closet The teacher has to lock the door and tell them to continually uiet down All the kids can hear are Pop Pop Pop Some scream some get sick and some are in total shock about what s happening They ve done lockdown drills before but nothing uite compares to having to do the real thingA knock on the door and it s the police they usher the kids out and into a safe place the church Zach the 6 year old that this book is narrated by is trying to take it all in as he passes people on the floor Dead Covered in Blood He just wants his Mom Dad Eventually his mom gets through to the church and gets him His Dad shows up and they start to look for Zach s brother Andy The story goes on to take us through the grieving process of a school shooting how to deal with the shooters family and how mental illness can effect even the smallest in our community our children We watch Melissa Zach s mom turn into someone completely different we watch the family start to tear apart and we watch Zach start to blame himself and take on the burden of trying to fix everything that s gone wrong He reads and comes across four secrets to happiness and he tries to use them to heal everyone Can you imagine a six year old trying to fix this truly horrific disaster What a miraculous childThere s so much to this story than what I just wrote but I can t because I don t want to spoil anything I cried no less than 5 times while reading this book As a disclaimer I don t have kids but this devastated me and I can only imagine if you have kids this book would effect you in an even deeper way I could literally feel the emotion coming off the page through each and every character Clearly this is an emotional book so brace yourself before you read itThis book is told in the narrative voice of Zach the six year old boy and how he views all of the decisions and conversations that his family and people around him are going through I think sometimes we forget how smart children are and how their perspective of things can sometimes be the best They can help us heal and they tend to see the best in situations Does Zach go through some serious emotions Of course He just lost his brother and his parents are fighting However he is still able to see perspective when it comes to the situation and tries to bring everyone together to make it good againIf or when I ever have kids I hope to God that I have a kid like Zach He is the kind of kid you want to raise and the kind of kid you would want when a tragedy occurs in your life As I was reading this I also kept thinking about the kids at Sandy Hook and their families I can t imagine what that day was like and I now have a tiny bit of insight and emotional empathy towards the parents who had to go through this devastation Unfortunately this book is so relevant in our society today and I hope that people read it and take action There are things we can do and we need to keep fightingWhich brings me to my last topic that was important in this novel Mental Health Again most of the school shootings happening in today s day in age are done by individuals who are getting guns in their hands who may not be mentally fit to have them We need to keep talking about this and continue to protect our children Remember School should always be a safe place for your kids Always So in remembrance of those beautiful Sandy Hook soles we lost I will continue to keep talking about this and fighting to keep our schools children etc safeEveryone should pick up this novel I think it s powerful amazing fantastic beautiful emotional relatable and strong Hats off to the author for her debut novel I will be a fan for life

review Only Child

Only Child

D in a matter of minutes will have taken nineteen livesIn the aftermath of the shooting the close knit community and its families are devastated Everyone deals with the tragedy differently Zach's father absents himself; his mother pur. 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 bypass so many other books that I pushed this one up the pile recommend this highly enough

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We went to school that Tuesday like normalNot 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 an. 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 brilliant and welcome perspective one I ve not seen in other school shooting fiction I ll step onto my soapbox now and say that instead of once again just offering thoughts and prayers every politician should read this book and enact meaningful gun reform laws NOW And for readers while the book can be disturbing to read it is one not to be missed


10 thoughts on “Only Child

  1. says:

    Audiobookread by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de MontebelloKivlighan 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 the very best VOICE OVERS I’ve listened to in my entire history of audio listeningI HAD TO LOOK THIS KID UP WHO WAS HE? Pretty amazing that’s

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    My reviews can also be seen at “Zach’s story starts on the worst day of his life and takes him on a journey no one could have expected” The book opens with six year old Zach his teacher and his classmates hiding in a closet A gunman has entered the school and they can hear shots being fired It was extrem

  3. says:

    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 brilliant and welcome perspec

  4. says:

    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 those of his parents Heartbreaking for sure

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    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 especially the audio version which is narrated by a child a child prodigy really speaking in first person Zach becomes an “only

  6. says:

    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 recom

  7. says:

    A very strong book striving to give a very private view into a child's perseption of the world Of couse I wouldn't really say that the writer got it too good how children think there are many different things that stick out Still the emotions

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    5 STARSI'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you I Am Emotionally Destroyed I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it It was so much than what I was expecting and for being a debut novel this was incredible I read this for my book club and I'm so glad we chose to read itThe opening scene in this book will hit you hard Imagine

  9. says:

    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective SUMMARYIn ONLY CHILD six year old Zack Taylor tells us a story It’s the story of how he surviv

  10. says:

    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I’ve seen

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