That’s Not What Happenedby Kody Keplinger
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- Grades: 8 - 12
- Ages: 13 - and up
When her best friend is declared a religious martyr after a horrific school shooting, Lee must decide whether it’s right to tell the truth about what really happened!
Powerful Fiction with Contemporary Relevance, Moral Decision Making, Debates About Gun Control
Topics and Themes:
School Shootings, Media, Trauma, Loss & Recovery, Faith & Falsehood, Courage & Truth-Telling
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Lee didn’t say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah’s parents are publishing a book about her, and so this might be her last chance to set the record straight. The only problem is, Lee isn’t the only survivor with a story to tell about what did—and didn’t—happen that day.
Sarah’s martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who won’t take kindly to what she wants to do. And the more Lee learns, the less certain she is about what’s right. Which is worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up?