Big Book Awards: Page-Turners Award
'Captivating . . . Will appeal to fans of Room, The Lovely Bones and The Fault in Our Stars' – Independent
Heartstopping. Heartbreaking. Heartwarming.
Compelling, compassionate and powerful, Rhiannon Navin's Only Child is the most heartfelt book you'll read this year.
We all went to school that Tuesday like normal. Not all of us came home.
When the unthinkable happens, six-year-old Zach is at school. Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher, he is too young to understand that life will never be the same again.
Afterwards, the once close-knit community is left reeling. Zach's dad retreats. His mum sets out to seek revenge. Zach, scared, lost and confused, disappears into his super-secret hideout to try to make sense of things. Nothing feels right – until he listens to his heart . . .
But can he remind the grown-ups how to love again?
Narrated by Zach, Only Child is full of heart; a real rollercoaster of a read that will stay with you long after you've turned the final page.
In the media
Captivating . . . Will appeal to fans of Room, The Lovely Bones and The Fault in Our Stars
Authentic and moving
Grab hold of the tissues for a heartbreaking read that's full of compassion and insight
Woman & Home
An emotional, heart-wrenching read for fans of We Need To Talk About Kevin