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That's NOT What Happened

Available August 28th

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 . .


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Scholastic Hardcover, August 2018, ISBN: 9781338186529


PRAISE

"A timely page-turner that will resonate with readers."
   — Kirkus Reviews

"[...] an original and engrossing narrative about scars, recovery, and how the stories we tell can both sustain and hobble us."
   — Publishers Weekly