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Publisher Description

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 . . .

Young Adult
August 28
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Grades 5-10

Customer Reviews


A Book Worth Reading.

What started off as a casual day at Barnes & Nobel, just browsing through section by section (like any normal person would), I came across Kody Keplinger’s “That’s Not What Happened” book. At a glance, I was intrigued by the book’s cover art rather than being interested in the material contained inside. You know? The usual “judge a book by its cover cliché,” Anyways, I eventually sat down and started reading right off the bat. I decided to skip through reading the reviews in the back, the summary inside the book’s panels, and skim through the acknowledgement pages and just dive right in. To my surprise, it literally starts off like that once you open the book, excluding the first copyright pages of course. It was hard at first to get into the story cause I’m not one to read books on the daily, let alone finish them from start to finish, but I was determined to putting the effort into reading it, especially since English is my worst subject in school and me wanting to improve on it, I decided to give it a go. As I read and read and read some more and read even more, I eventually became hooked on it. I couldn’t resist putting the book down and walking out the store. I wanted to know what happen next, who did what, and where the story would go next. So bought it and read it in two days. And that’s a lot coming from someone who hardly reads books! Look, I believe this is a great book to read and if you’re wondering whether you should consider getting it or not than look no further. Because I truly recommend this as a book to read. Sincerely, an amateur reader.

Meme 3.0 ,

It was awesome

If the beginning is boring it gets ten times better as you go

kimabasi ,


Sorry but this book wasn’t really connecting with me. It was super boring. The price was not necessary

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