Only Child

Only Child

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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"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 closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter's parents, holding them responsible for their son's actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780525589143
0525589147
9780525589136
0525589139
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 14 min., 35 sec.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Montebello, Kivlighan de - Narrator

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ArapahoeChristineS Jun 27, 2018

Wow! This was heartbreaking but at the same time, not depressing because the narrator, Zach, is a very insightful young boy. Some of Zach's thoughts/ideas demonstrate an implausible maturity for a first grader, but it didn't make it any less compelling. Prepare to be outraged and deeply moved.... Read More »


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ArapahoeChristineS Jun 27, 2018

Wow! This was heartbreaking but at the same time, not depressing because the narrator, Zach, is a very insightful young boy. Some of Zach's thoughts/ideas demonstrate an implausible maturity for a first grader, but it didn't make it any less compelling. Prepare to be outraged and deeply moved. The (real life) child narrator is AMAZING!

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