Only Child

Only Child

Book - 2018
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Surviving a horrific school shooting, a six-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781524733353
Characteristics: 287 pages ; 25 cm


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ontherideau Mar 16, 2018

A school shooting told through the eyes of a loving, forgiving child. The author writes with sensitivity and understanding. The ripple effect through families, communities and generations is inconceivable.
May school shootings be a tragic part of history, never to be heard of again.

Mar 16, 2018

Excellent book. Tells a story that has occurred too many times in our country - the results of a school shooting. Told by the surviving brother in a family about how they deal with this horrible situation. Loved the understanding and sympathy that was shown by this young person for the parents of the shooter, who were known by everyone in the school. So sad for everyone. This little boy had a wisdom beyond his years. We should always remember those who were left no matter what their age. Just a beautiful story.

debwalker Feb 27, 2018

All too timely. A school shooting and its aftermath through the eyes of a 6 year old survivor.

Feb 26, 2018

Listed on People Magazine's Best New Books Feb 2018

Feb 17, 2018

Read this just after latest Florida shooting. Could not put it down..portrayals of family were so great...hard to read...but...

Feb 09, 2018

What an amazing book!
The gut wrenching story of a family trying to cope with an unimaginable loss, told through the eyes of a six-year-old boy.
I couldn`t put it down!


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