That's Not What Happened

That's Not What Happened

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 . . .

Title:That's Not What Happened
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781338186529
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About Kody Keplinger

I'm a 19-year-old college student and young adult author. My first book, THE DUFF, debuted on September 7, 2010. I write books for teenagers and strive to be honest and true-to-life. For more info, check out my website.


    That's Not What Happened Reviews

  • Laura

    “Sometimes it’s okay to believe things that aren’t true. Sometimes it’s necessary.”I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Ke...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit...

  • Luu

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NIČ Z TOHO, ČO SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNAŽÍ NAKECAŤ.Masaker na strednej škole, tajomstvo za smrťou najlepšej kamarátky, odhaľovanie minulosti, ktorá môže všetko zmeniť, at...

  • Kelly

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and w...

  • Dahlia

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. ...

  • Brooke ? brooklynnnnereads

    4.5 starsFirst, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers...

  • ambsreads

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

  • Kate (beautifulbookland)

    What a book.This is one of those books that I’m going to shove in every single person’s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It’s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today’s world t...

  • Tati

    Eh...This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing did...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    HoLeeChitI need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me.Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary.-------...