That's Not What Happened

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 par It's been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was ...

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Title:That's Not What Happened
Author:Kody Keplinger
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1338186523
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:329 pages pages

That's Not What Happened Reviews

  • Jessica
    Sep 26, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

  • Kelly
    Jun 29, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

  • Jaelithe
    Jun 14, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

  • Alicia
    Jul 14, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

    This is a tough one. The content is emotional and so relevant. The social commentary about controlling the narrative-- present in a smash hit in The Hate U Give-- is an important topic to explore and we want teens to be able to express their feelings, thoughts, and share the truth... a...

  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    Aug 23, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

  • Sadie (formerly known as Lennongirl)
    Aug 01, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

  • Rose
    Dec 01, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

    This is a tough one. The content is emotional and so relevant. The social commentary about controlling the narrative-- present in a smash hit in The Hate U Give-- is an important topic to explore and we want teens to be able to express their feelings, thoughts, and share the truth... a...

    This book felt so real story because of Kory Keplinger style of write feel so credible. Three things you need to know about this book: - Kody is not afraid to cross some lines I think writers never try to cross in YA books -The characters are so complex make you think everyo...

    I've seen other novels by Kody Keplinger; The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, Shut Out. I've always thought they looked interesting, but I've never gotten around to reading them. I'll be changing that at my first opportunity. Kody is amazing. It's a sadly current book, the story o...

    4.5 STARS Who are we? To ourselves, to others. Are we whom we know ourselves to be, or are we the narratives people envision us to be? THAT?S NOT WHAT HAPPENED examines a school shooting three years afterward from the perspective of Leanne and five other survivors of that fate...

    I'm still processing this one - especially considering the events in Florida recently - but I will say that this is likely Kody's most thoughtful and though-provoking novel yet. I can't wait to share this one. ...

    Initial reaction: 4.5 stars overall. I loved the multiple layers of this story and the voices of the teens involved in it with a mix of backgrounds. I definitely felt for them and the multicast audiobook narration was great. Full review: So once again, I pick up a book from Kody ...

  • Jenn
    Mar 13, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

    This is a tough one. The content is emotional and so relevant. The social commentary about controlling the narrative-- present in a smash hit in The Hate U Give-- is an important topic to explore and we want teens to be able to express their feelings, thoughts, and share the truth... a...

    This book felt so real story because of Kory Keplinger style of write feel so credible. Three things you need to know about this book: - Kody is not afraid to cross some lines I think writers never try to cross in YA books -The characters are so complex make you think everyo...

    I've seen other novels by Kody Keplinger; The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, Shut Out. I've always thought they looked interesting, but I've never gotten around to reading them. I'll be changing that at my first opportunity. Kody is amazing. It's a sadly current book, the story o...

    4.5 STARS Who are we? To ourselves, to others. Are we whom we know ourselves to be, or are we the narratives people envision us to be? THAT?S NOT WHAT HAPPENED examines a school shooting three years afterward from the perspective of Leanne and five other survivors of that fate...

    I'm still processing this one - especially considering the events in Florida recently - but I will say that this is likely Kody's most thoughtful and though-provoking novel yet. I can't wait to share this one. ...

  • Tati
    Jun 23, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

  • Luu
    Sep 17, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

  • Dahlia
    Jul 24, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

  • BookishGeek
    Aug 24, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

  • Bookphile
    Jul 22, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

    This is a tough one. The content is emotional and so relevant. The social commentary about controlling the narrative-- present in a smash hit in The Hate U Give-- is an important topic to explore and we want teens to be able to express their feelings, thoughts, and share the truth... a...

    This book felt so real story because of Kory Keplinger style of write feel so credible. Three things you need to know about this book: - Kody is not afraid to cross some lines I think writers never try to cross in YA books -The characters are so complex make you think everyo...

    I've seen other novels by Kody Keplinger; The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, Shut Out. I've always thought they looked interesting, but I've never gotten around to reading them. I'll be changing that at my first opportunity. Kody is amazing. It's a sadly current book, the story o...

    4.5 STARS Who are we? To ourselves, to others. Are we whom we know ourselves to be, or are we the narratives people envision us to be? THAT?S NOT WHAT HAPPENED examines a school shooting three years afterward from the perspective of Leanne and five other survivors of that fate...

    I'm still processing this one - especially considering the events in Florida recently - but I will say that this is likely Kody's most thoughtful and though-provoking novel yet. I can't wait to share this one. ...

    Initial reaction: 4.5 stars overall. I loved the multiple layers of this story and the voices of the teens involved in it with a mix of backgrounds. I definitely felt for them and the multicast audiobook narration was great. Full review: So once again, I pick up a book from Kody ...

    This is, hands down, one of the best books I've read in some time. "It's a good story. And you know what people like way more than the truth? A good story." I don't usually quote books in my reviews, but when I reached that one, it was such a perfect summation of the book that I ...

  • Laura
    Jul 05, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

  • jv poore
    Nov 07, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

  • Moni Lareva
    Aug 02, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Aug 25, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Oct 29, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

  • Miranda
    Sep 16, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

    This is a tough one. The content is emotional and so relevant. The social commentary about controlling the narrative-- present in a smash hit in The Hate U Give-- is an important topic to explore and we want teens to be able to express their feelings, thoughts, and share the truth... a...

    This book felt so real story because of Kory Keplinger style of write feel so credible. Three things you need to know about this book: - Kody is not afraid to cross some lines I think writers never try to cross in YA books -The characters are so complex make you think everyo...

    I've seen other novels by Kody Keplinger; The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, Shut Out. I've always thought they looked interesting, but I've never gotten around to reading them. I'll be changing that at my first opportunity. Kody is amazing. It's a sadly current book, the story o...

    4.5 STARS Who are we? To ourselves, to others. Are we whom we know ourselves to be, or are we the narratives people envision us to be? THAT?S NOT WHAT HAPPENED examines a school shooting three years afterward from the perspective of Leanne and five other survivors of that fate...

    I'm still processing this one - especially considering the events in Florida recently - but I will say that this is likely Kody's most thoughtful and though-provoking novel yet. I can't wait to share this one. ...

    Initial reaction: 4.5 stars overall. I loved the multiple layers of this story and the voices of the teens involved in it with a mix of backgrounds. I definitely felt for them and the multicast audiobook narration was great. Full review: So once again, I pick up a book from Kody ...

    This is, hands down, one of the best books I've read in some time. "It's a good story. And you know what people like way more than the truth? A good story." I don't usually quote books in my reviews, but when I reached that one, it was such a perfect summation of the book that I ...

    Not rating as it?s a no go for me for now. Mark left about 35 percent through the ebook. Think it?s a DNF for me... I?m sorry to say I just can?t get behind this one. I have a annoyance when trying to read it, don?t think it?s a view point more as the story as a whole. ...

  • ambsreads
    Sep 02, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

  • Avery (Book Deviant)
    Oct 16, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

  • Cesar Leon
    Jul 25, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

    This is a tough one. The content is emotional and so relevant. The social commentary about controlling the narrative-- present in a smash hit in The Hate U Give-- is an important topic to explore and we want teens to be able to express their feelings, thoughts, and share the truth... a...

    This book felt so real story because of Kory Keplinger style of write feel so credible. Three things you need to know about this book: - Kody is not afraid to cross some lines I think writers never try to cross in YA books -The characters are so complex make you think everyo...

  • Alison
    Jul 09, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Sep 04, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

  • Kate (beautifulbookland)
    Jun 27, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 10, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

  • Zoe
    May 19, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

  • Aoife
    May 20, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

    This is a tough one. The content is emotional and so relevant. The social commentary about controlling the narrative-- present in a smash hit in The Hate U Give-- is an important topic to explore and we want teens to be able to express their feelings, thoughts, and share the truth... a...

    This book felt so real story because of Kory Keplinger style of write feel so credible. Three things you need to know about this book: - Kody is not afraid to cross some lines I think writers never try to cross in YA books -The characters are so complex make you think everyo...

    I've seen other novels by Kody Keplinger; The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, Shut Out. I've always thought they looked interesting, but I've never gotten around to reading them. I'll be changing that at my first opportunity. Kody is amazing. It's a sadly current book, the story o...

  • Lily Humphrey
    Jun 15, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

  • PinkAmy loves  \u0026#x1f495; books\u0026#x1f4d6;, cats\u0026#x1f63b; and naps\u0026#x1f6cf;
    Aug 29, 2018

    Huge thanks to the student that added this on Goodreads! Having donated other Keplinger books to their classroom library, I was particularly excited to see this on a To-Read shelf, so I quickly ordered a copy to donate. When it arrived, I realized I really needed to read it. Right ...

    ?Sometimes it?s okay to believe things that aren?t true. Sometimes it?s necessary.? I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since The DUFF, which still finds its way into my re-read rotation. Ms. Keplinger?s characters, banter, intelligence, and strong messages that tie right...

    I didn't even KNOW Kody Keplinger had a new book releasing holy shit ...

    TÁTO KNIHA NIE JE NI? Z TOHO, ?O SA VÁM ANOTÁCIA SNA?Í NAKECA?. Masaker na strednej ?kole, tajomstvo za smr?ou najlep?ej kamarátky, odha?ovanie minulosti, ktorá mô?e v?etko zmeni?, at? at? at?... NIE. Celú americkú anotáciu mô?ete rovno chyti? a zahodi? do ...

    Inspired by the story of Cassie Bernall after Columbine, Keplinger's book is a story about who controls the narrative in the aftermath of tragedy. It's a searing exploration of voice: who has it and who has it taken from them. Lee -- who is asexual -- begins the story three years a...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger Warning: Trauma from school shooting. Up till the point I read. I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger! When I heard about this book I was so psyched. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. Upon starting the book I realized that the story wasn't for me. I did ...

    I liked the approach of this a lot - viewing a school shooting years later to pull apart the truths of it - and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a unique bond as a result. It was definitely a fast read, too. For me, what didn't work quite as well, which I wa...

    4.5 stars First, before I get into my thoughts on such an intense and powerful read, I have to put a disclaimer out there. As stated, this book is an intense and difficult read containing many triggers that necessitate a trigger warning. Some of these warnings are around topics such...

    this really lacked depth honestly review to come ...

    What a book. This is one of those books that I?m going to shove in every single person?s face because YOU HAVE TO READ IT. It?s a book that, like I Am Thunder, is so relevant to today?s world that everybody should read it. It?s completely heartbreaking, and I?m not lying...

    Eh... This was an okay read. Yes, yes, call me cold-hearted for not enjoying a book about the aftermath of a school shooting. The thing is, while the situation itself is very traumatic, the writing didn't make me care about the characters, or what happened to them. To be honest, not...

    Ho Lee Chit I need a moment to let that all sink in. Plus, a warm blanket, a big plate of comfort food, a hug, and a kitty to purr for me. Sweet Christmas that was intense, powerful, and necessary. --------- Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordp...

    Very interesting look at the truth behind a school shooting. Not at the shooter, whose name is never printed and whose motivations are never listed- because it's not about him. (I really liked that.) Instead, this is about the truth of the survivors: how they're doing months/years late...

    "That's not what Happened" by: Kody Keplinger is about a Junior named Leanne at Virgil County High School. Virgil County High School is best known for the mass shooting that happened there 3 years ago, where Leanne's best friend Sarah was shot and murdered in the bathroom of the school...

    Do you remember the story of Cassie Bernall? I bet you do - she is the girl of "she said yes" fame, who was gunned down during the Columbine shooting but is more well-known for professing her devotion to God right before her death. While Columbine is now almost 20 years behind us, scho...

    There seem to be quite a few books about school shootings at the moment but this is probably the first one I've been tempted to read. It's such a difficult topic and I really didn't want to read a book that was going to deal with such a heavy or emotionally charged subject. This howeve...

    I could not put this book down. Going to be one of those books published at the right time, what with the school shootings in America. This book takes a look at the survivor stories and what they have to go through, even 3 years later. A fab read! ...

    I liked this one for many reasons: First and foremost because of its main topic - the aftermath of a school shooting (more on that in the last paragraph) -, but also because of other issues tackled plus the execution of it all. The story is told by Lee, a girl who survived a school...

    I received an ARC of this at BookCon. I almost didn't read it, because the subject felt so heavy, and not like my normal taste in books. But I like Kody Keplinger, and figured I'd give it a try. 1) It's not even really about "a school shooting." It's about what happens to a group of...

    Se me ha hecho un poco pesado que se repitiera tantísimo el tiroteo desde los distintos puntos de vista. No ha conseguido emocionarme ni he conectado con los personajes. Una vez llegué como a la mitad del libro tan solo tenía ganas de acabarlo. ...

    DNF @ 185 I didn't know what this was about when I picked it up, but I regret everything. bad characters, iffy plot, boring structure, and the only good thing was the accurate ace rep. otherwise it was bad. ...

    Unfortunately, this one didn't really do much for me. Stay tuned for a full review coming soon! ...

    This is a tough one. The content is emotional and so relevant. The social commentary about controlling the narrative-- present in a smash hit in The Hate U Give-- is an important topic to explore and we want teens to be able to express their feelings, thoughts, and share the truth... a...

    This book felt so real story because of Kory Keplinger style of write feel so credible. Three things you need to know about this book: - Kody is not afraid to cross some lines I think writers never try to cross in YA books -The characters are so complex make you think everyo...

    I've seen other novels by Kody Keplinger; The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, Shut Out. I've always thought they looked interesting, but I've never gotten around to reading them. I'll be changing that at my first opportunity. Kody is amazing. It's a sadly current book, the story o...

    4.5 STARS Who are we? To ourselves, to others. Are we whom we know ourselves to be, or are we the narratives people envision us to be? THAT?S NOT WHAT HAPPENED examines a school shooting three years afterward from the perspective of Leanne and five other survivors of that fate...