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That's Not What Happened

By: Kody Keplinger
Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse,Megan Tusing,Almarie Guerra,Carly Robins,Ron Butler,Scott Lange
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Summary

It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah’s story - that she died proclaiming her faith.

But it’s not true.

I know because I was with her when she died. I didn’t say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah’s parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight...but I’m not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did - and didn’t - happen that day.

Except Sarah’s martyrdom is important to a lot of people, people who don’t take kindly to what I’m trying to do. And the more I learn, the less certain I am about what’s right. I don’t know what will be worse: the guilt of staying silent or the consequences of speaking up....

©2018 Kody Keplinger (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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good listen, not enough mystery

story was good, but there wasn't enough mystery it and seemed to drag it out unnecessarily

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wow

really different and enjoyed alot. each character was rounded and interesting. i would recommend this

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decent enough ya listen

easily enough to listen too. some interesting thoughts through the plot. gun violence, religious zealots.. just lacked that satisfactory ending.

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I choose to rate it 4 stars even though I was debating whether or not to for it a 3 in some areas because at first I didn’t really enjoy this audiobook it always felt like it was missing something but I’m very glad I stuck with it as it all came together beautifully, I liked how it cast a light on victims and the survivors in something like a shooting and how it showed that people are people and sometimes when they die they are seen as perfect or worshipped when really that’s not the real them. I felt as though you couldn’t be invested in the characters for some reason I’m not sure why as they were relatable and likeable but I wasn’t left wanting to know more. Overall it was a good book just a bit hard to get into and enjoy at first but once you get into you’re left thinking about it constantly.

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Telling and wise

This is a book with it all
We have love, diversity, death and living and its complications, mental disorders, and horrific stories told in the most beautiful way. I would really recommend this to anyone, who will listen to a well written and performed book, with blame and guilt as big factors and I plotline that will keep you seeking more.
It's long since I was on the edge of my chair like this.

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Really good

Enjoyed thoroughly. Would recommend this book. It’s different to normal crime books I listen too but I enjoyed

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Really well written

This story was incredibly well written. I found it really hard to step away from.

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  • 30-06-22

A Nice Story.

It was just a nice story. No ups or downs, lefts or rights, just a good story.

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I gave up on this audiobook

The story dragged on forever. Gave up halfway through. If you want an audiobook to help you fall asleep, this one does the job.

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amazing

I was weary about it at first and it took me a chapter or 2 to get fully invested but its written incredibly well and I think that its amazing not just because of the storyline but because it reminds us that things arent always how the seem, theres 2 sides to every story.

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