This school-shooting novel is timely and devastating


This school-shooting novel is timely and devastating
This school-shooting novel is timely and devastating

“Only Child” via Rhiannon Navin (Knopf) is a heartbreakingly timely novel approximately an elementary-faculty capturing. Narrated via 6-12 months-antique Zach, the e-book begins with him hiding in a closet together with his teacher and first-grade classmates, trying to stay quiet at the same time as they pay attention the sounds of gunfire in the hallway out of doors.

Because he is simplest 6, he doesn’t bear in mind what’s going on out of doors, most effective that it is bad. Later, after Zach and his magnificence break out to safety and he’s reunited with a frantic mom and father, he realizes that his older brother Andy didn’t make it out of the varsity. The shooter was once the son of the college safety guard.

Rhiannon NavinMichael Lionstar

Within The weeks that apply the taking pictures, Zach watches his mother and dad try to navigate their grief and anger. TV crews come into his house to interview his mother. His oldsters struggle, and his mother makes plans to sue the killer’s folks at the same time as the dad retreats in the back of paintings. Lifestyles lurches on. the reality that the guide is informed throughout the eyes of a kid makes it all the more moving and resonant.

“It used to be wrenching to be informed in regards to the shooting in Parkland. Every figure of faculty-age children lives with this fear, and that i wrote ‘Only Kid’ as some way of coping with the worry i have for my own 3 small children,” says writer Navin. “i think it’s more important now than ever that we write and read about what scares us the most. considered one of the things I discover in the e-book is how we need to hearken to our youngsters and take action to enhance them, to assist create a safer long term for them. i’m hoping that may be in spite of everything going down. The voices of our kids are being heard.”

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