Rinchiuso in un armadio con i compagni di classe e l'insegnante, il bambino di prima elementare Zach Taylor sente i colpi di fucile che risuonano nelle aule. Un uomo armato è entrato nella scuola e ha portato via diciannove vite, creando una voragine nel tessuto di una comunità compatta. Al termine della sparatoria Zach esce indenne dal suo nascondiglio, ma lo aspetta una brutta sorpresa: suo fratello Andy non è stato fortunato come lui. Da quel momento nella sua famiglia tutto inizia ad andare per il verso sbagliato: la madre rivolge tutta la sua rabbia verso il padre dell’assassino, perseguitandolo legalmente; il padre preferisce vivere un altro dolore per non provare il suo; Zach deve fare i conti con i sensi di colpa che il sollievo iniziale per la scomparsa di un fratello 'difficile' come Andy ha generato in lui. Il dolore è troppo grande e la famiglia si spezza. Solo l'ottimismo e la testardaggine di Zach, narratore di grande fascino, pieno di empatia e di coraggio, riescono ad aiutare gli adulti a riscoprire l'amore e la speranza necessari a superare le ore più buie e a intraprendere il doloroso ma necessario percorso verso il perdono e la guarigione.
- ISBN: 886833772X
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 368
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 the very best VOICE OV Leggi tutto
My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... “Zach’s story starts on the worst day of his life, and takes him on a journey no-one could have expected” The book opens with six-year-old Zach, his teacher, and his classmates hiding in a closet. A gunman has entered the sch Leggi tutto
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 wel Leggi tutto
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 par Leggi tutto
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, whi Leggi tutto
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
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 and the family are very well written and well accen Leggi tutto
5 STARS...I'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you. I. Am. Emotionally. Destroyed. I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it! It was so much more than what I was expecting and for being a de
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 his classroom closet Leggi tutto
Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I’ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does. I read a physical copy and still was floored with emotion while reading. This is not an exaggeration. I was fully h Leggi tutto
Al momento non ci sono citazioni, inserisci tu la prima!