|Audible Audio Edition||2018-03-08||$21.31|
|Audible Audio Edition||2018-02-06||$28.00|
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By Rhiannon Navin
Published by Macmillan Digital Audio on 2018-03-08
Audible Audio Edition: $21.31
Rhiannon Navin's Only Child is the most powerful audiobook you'll listen to this year....
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, will have taken 19 lives.
In 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 pursues a quest 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 can.
The aftermath of a school shooting, told from the point of view of a first-grader who hid with his class in a closet while his 10-year-old brother and 18 others were massacred.
“The thing I later remembered the most about the day the gunman came was my teacher Miss Russell’s breath. It was hot and smelled like coffee.…POP POP POP. It sounded a lot like the sounds from the Star Wars game I sometimes play on the Xbox.” Like Emma Donoghue’s Room, Navin’s debut takes the risk of narrating a gruesome modern tragedy in the voice of a very young player. At 6, Zach Taylor comes only ...
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