What actually happened the day Sarah died? Find out in THAT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENED by Kody Keplinger!
New York Times bestselling author Kody Keplinger has another book up her sleeve, That’s Not What Happened. This harrowing novel is about a teenage girl who wants to tell the truth about the death of her friend a few years after a school shooting. But she finds out that she is not the only one that has a story to tell.
Keplinger shared the cover and the her chilling personal inspiration for the novel on Nerdy Book Club.
My pre-calculus teacher had ushered us all into the corner of the room, away from doors and windows, turned the lock, shut off the lights, and just kept teaching, her voice slightly hushed. We had a test coming up, and there was no point wasting time just because of a drill that would last maybe five minutes.
But five minutes came and went. And sometime later, the bell rang, signaling us that it was time to switch classes, but we were in still lockdown. Our teacher, confused and concerned, called the front office.
It wasn’t a drill.
The cover for That’s Not What Happened bears the caption “Six survived to tell the story, but who knows the truth” in red. It is obvious that this book will be a thrilling one, no doubt punctuated with unexpected twists!
This is the synopsis of That’s Not How it Happened from Amazon:
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 . . .
That’s Not How it Happened will be arriving in bookstores on August 28, 2018. You can pre-order a copy now via Amazon!