“I’m Talia Schumacher, the One and Only…” You'd think it would be nice and quiet without siblings, but lately Talia feels like she's living in a hotel. Talia keeps wondering, "Who is this mysterious guest that acts like she lives here? And why do I have to go along with all this?"
Ages 10+
Pages 288
Publisher YM Books
Sydney Taylor Notable Book

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128 Reviews

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Being an only child can be tough

Review by Danya

One Is Not a Lonely Number is a fiction book about a thirteen year old girl named Talia Schumacher. Talia is an only child. You might think that it is fun being an only child. You can get more attention from your parents, have more time to spend with them, have a quiet house, and not have to babysit your baby sibling. You do not have to share a room EVER, and even have more privacy. But for Talia it's totally not like that. Instead of siblings, her parents invite guests to the house and Talia is getting sick and tired of that. If you like stories that sound real you should read this book.

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The best book I ever read!!!

Review by CocaLola

This book is very well written. I connected well with the story as I'm an only girl with one older brother. Even my mom enjoyed the book a lot! I hope the author makes more books like this!

Jul 06, 2023 12:14 AM
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Review by Turquoise

This book really connected with me. I’m a really big reader so I’ve read a ton of books and this book was literally the best. If you are an orthodox Jewish girl this book is a must read. If you’re not read it anyways, it’s worth it.

Mar 06, 2023 03:06 PM
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Sometimes being an only child is okay 👍🏻

Review by Rosa2013

I have a 15 year old brother, and honestly, being the younger sibling is annoying, and being a single child would be better. (But that's just my opinion) 😉

Nov 02, 2022 03:18 PM
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Review by BasYisrael613

This book is AMAZING! I couldn't stop reading it!! I wish it would never end!!

Oct 24, 2021 04:45 PM
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Awesome sauce

Review by Smile613

this book is awesome sauce. its a great book about a girl who is a only child and always had people over for shabat. its a great book i recommend it. if i had to rate it ( which i do ) id rate it 10 stars

Sep 09, 2021 08:23 AM