That’s NOT What Happened by Kody Keplinger is a story about truths and tragedies. Along with topics such as mental health and school shootings. A girl named Sarah died in a school shooting at Virgil County High School. Her friend LeeAnn was in the same bathroom there when it happened. Sarah was glorified and adored after the tragic event occurred. Notably, she was found next to a cross necklace. From this everyone then assumed she died defending her faith. Lee, who was there that day, knows differently. This is a title that encourages everyone to speak their truth and their perspective. Importantly, this book describes how assumptions can consume the truth, how speaking up for yourself and others changes perspectives, and finally how listening to others changes the outcome of many lives.
By Teen Reviewer, Evangelina