That's Not What Happened

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Scholastic Inc., Aug 28, 2018 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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It's been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah's story--that she died proclaiming her faith.

But it's not true.

I know because I was with her when she died. I didn't say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah's parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight . . . but I'm not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did--and didn't--happen that day.

Except Sarah's martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who don't take kindly to what I'm trying to do. And the more I learn, the less certain I am about what's right. I don't know what will be worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up . . .


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I really like the concept for this book. I do agree that the victim's stories do get lost in translation from the media coverage. The media does not cover the whole story. In fact, the media only ... Read full review

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@kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to #kidlitexchange for sharing the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger. 3 years after a mass school ... Read full review

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