[E–pub] That's Not What Happened
Kody Keplinger î 3 free downloadAs the case Kody does an excellent job at writing about small towns which is something i don *t know about cause i live in the suburban area But this book also taught *know about cause i live in the suburban area But this book also taught how much In Cave Danger Pacific Northwest Mystery people will hang on to one story and how much of an impact social media the news will turn stories and have everyone give their own opinions without listening to the survivors themselves It s also weird how in this book Kody touches on the fact that the entire country thought that these kids were all just crisis actorslaying a role It s sad because this did happen in real life when the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students were all called crisis actors and it goes to show how much of an effect this would have on survivors of this However this book just lacked depth and that emotional range that i was really wanting to come out of this story because i just couldn t connect that much and the story just felt a little flat for me I really liked the concept of this and thought the author did an excellent job of focusing on the victims and not the shooter The fact that she blurred the name of the shooter in Nothing in this book is true but It's exactly how things are the esoteric meaning of the monuments on Mars particular was a great move I read this very uickly and did enjoy it however overall it wasretty middle of the road for me 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 into current events and moods make her one of my favorite voices But That s Not What Happened did not work for meThree years ago 6 teenagers survived a school shooting at Virgil County High School This is their story Their truth Leanne Lee Bauer guides us through by telling us how life for her and the other survivors Ashley Eden Denny Kellie and Miles is now and was three years ago Lee s main goal is to correct a rumor that grew and grew into an uncontrollable beast of a story The story of a girl and her cross The truth got lost somehow People didn t want the scary ugly truth They wanted something inspiring to believe in They wanted something to battle the Dead Low Tide pain and confusion they were all feeling after the shooting The story about Sarah Lee s best friend and her cross is not true Lee knows it but is it too late to fix theast and everyone s thoughts on what happened that day What if everyone wants to believe the lie instead Will the truth change anything How do you tell someone that something they were so sure of something that was Venus im Pelz profound and meaningful to them wasn t real I loved the idea of this book very much Truth is a hard thing to maintain in our society with so many media outlets reporting andublishing on the spot Rumors are rinted as facts Interviews are held in time of stress shock and ain The truth seems to change minute by minute Things are said and lost and circulated that are just not true And then those true things are remembered and talked about and not corrected It s scary and often than not devastating to a town individual or investigation This book Ghost Variations picks away at that idea but in my opinion does not deliver the big emotional wallop I was told again and again what happened but I didn t feel invested or involved The way the story unfolds in letters and time flipsrevented me from really getting to know or like these characters Lee is a very unlikeable character actually The way she bullies a couple of her fellow survivors to tell and share their truth felt very ugly to me Just because she was finally ready to talk doesn t mean everyone was ready Sadly I just didn t feel connected to any of the characters in the mix Which to be honest kind of scared me Am I too hardened by real life events to feel any *of this I hope not I think the format revented me from wholeheartedly climbing in *this I hope not I think the format revented me from wholeheartedly climbing in getting lost in the book Like the uick little stories and details about the individuals killed in the shooting they didn t feel folded in or The Sexual Adventures of an Invisible Man part of the story They felt stuck in here there during the course of the story The differentieces and voices just didn t come together for me hereKody Keplinger will forever be on my must read list but I would recommend checking this one out at your local Library first It lacked the emotional Invisibles. punch and meaning I usually adore from a Keplinger readuotes taken from ARC. En that day Except Sarah's martyrdom is important to a lot ofeople eople who don't take kindly to what I'm trying to do And the 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 conseuences of speaking. Ut also coming to terms with being asexual and how much that effects her relationships with LaTour and the Humanities people It was really brave of Lee to give Kellie full reigns on the story at the end of the book because that showed so much character growth on Lee sart but also settled things between the two after so many years Miles Miles is the trouble kid and the typical bad boy representation of the book but after the school Shooting He Begins To he begins to up his act and focus on Big Ideas for Little Philosophers Box Set putting his studies and future first It was kind of refreshing to see this type of character totally clean up their act even after a huge traumatic event Miles also has a hard time opening up toeople and letting eople in to his life just a little bit and it s shown with Lee with how these two first interact after the shooting and i loved how they slowly got to know each other with first meeting roperly on the roof as they helped each other out However after much trouble and bugging on Lee s art Miles does finally write his letter telling his truth and i found it really impactful Denny Denny is one of my favourite characters from this book and him being blind makes him even cooler Denny was in the schools computer lab during a class when the shooter came into the class killing nearly every single student and the teacher but Denny was very lucky to have survived the shooting Denny goes through the story dealing with this tragedy in his own way and he uses his story to help in the college application rocess but stresses the fact they choose him for his brains not him being a survivor of a school shooting and i found this really smart and Offshore powerful I liked how close Lee Denny and Miles all become after the events because they could all lean on each other to help them if they really needed it Ashley I m not sure if this was just me but i found Ashley to be extremely annoying and it really took me out the story and what this character had been through Ashley is the one who thought she heard Sarah standing up to the shooter and tellseople the story which comes the main focus of the story But one thing that really annoyed me is that Ashley was blaming everyone else for the entire thing but not really blaming herself for the story going around and becoming so big and then decides to hide behind her religion and faith The scene where Lee tells Ashley what really happened and then Ashley decides to throw it back in her face even though Lee herself says she *S Half To Blame Ashley Should Have Taken Some Of *half to blame Ashley should have taken some of blame for this story going around and should have stood up and said something Eden Eden is a little bit older than the other characters and is half way through her college art of her schooling and is still hugely effected by the school shooting However Eden has the help of her girlfriend and roommate but things don t turn out exactly happy for Eden Eden reveals to Lee that she is struggling with alcoholism after the traumatic experience of the school shooting Eden was in the school s computer lab when nearly all her classmates and teacher were killed leaving her one of the sole survivors that wasn t shot I liked how it was revealed that Eden was struggling with being in the shadow of her cousin who was top of her classes and the better erson out of the two however Eden loses her cousin in the school shooting Kellie Kellie is the outcast gothic girl who was also in the bathroom on the day the school shooting happened Kellie is one is the huge missing Betrayal Lady Grace Mysteries pieces and voices from this story because she too also knows what really happened in the bathroom at the time of the shooting I really liked Kellie in the book even though herart is so small its one of the most important voices in the entire book Lee does try and reach out to Kellie via The Substitute Bride The Gladiator phone calls texts and emails but they all go ignored by Kellie because she doesn t want to relive the shooting again Kellie was hit hardest after the events of the shooting with the entire town turning against her because she said the cross necklace was hers and not Sarah s but the story with Sarah sparked hope and restoredeoples faith in religion so Kellie was told she was spreading lies which resulted in her entire family having to flee town Kellie was such an important character in this whole story i just wished she got some time on the Under the KnifeWhistleblower page because i would have connected if this Her when she died I didn't say anything then andeople got hurt because of it Now Sarah's War for Eternity parents areublishing 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 happ. I liked the approach of this a lot viewing a school shooting years later to What Makes a Marriage Last pull apart the truths of it and the fact that there was this whole friend group created with a uniue bond as a result It was definitely a fast read too For me what didn t work uite as well which I wanna discuss not to criticize the book which I uite liked by the way but because I think it s an interesting discussion is the span of time between Sarah s death and the book shopping that s the catalyst for Lee s need to share her truthI recognize that a lot of the Sarah story isrobably based on Rachel Scott who was killed in Columbine It took 2 3 years for her Ryan's PlaceSean's Reckoning parents to startublishing books about her and they kept on doing so right up through the 10th anniversary of Columbine But 20 years later as we ve learned that Columbine wasn t a solitary horrific tragedy that would never repeat itself and rather a horrific tragedy that would become a facet of American life for students in school do I think one could or would wait three years to The Book of ueer Prophets 21 Writers on Sexuality and Religion publish a book on a single victim I don t And to meutting this 2018 book on the same timeline as Columbine was a missed opportunity to show the ways America has changed including the way we consume media about the survivors
in addition to just feeling unlikely So while I really appreciate the approach of viewing the aftermath andaddition to just feeling unlikely So while I really appreciate the approach of viewing the aftermath and of a shooting and how much they change in a few years this felt to me like it was about a 1999 shooting and not a 2018 one I think it would ve made for a great historical yes we re calling 1999 historical now but I d still love to read the version of this book that I think would accurately ortray
HOW IT PLAYS OUT IN 2018it lays out in 2018 especially in the current Contrarian Investment Strategy: the psychology of stock market success political climateOne thing I appreciated the conscientious choice to keep the shooter s name out of it It wasn t even so much that I liked or disliked the choice as that it was chosen if that makes sense Reminded me a little bit of the approach in Corey Haydu s THE CAREFUL UNDRESSING OF LOVEAnyway I do recommend the book I just think it s trying to capture a reality that s two decades behind us instead of the one right in front of us Also heads up for those looking for ace rep this one has an onage ace MC this really lacked depth honestly review to come actual rating 355 stars This book was very heavy and is very relevant to whats happening this days in America which is sad and i have a feeling books like this will be coming up Plot this book follows six teenagers who all survived a school shooting that happened three years Rules of Ascension prior to this book starting We follow the lives of Leanne lee Ashley Eden Miles Denny and Kellie as they try continue their lives after all living through this terrible incident So books likes this are always going to be hard to read about because there so relevant for most of America these days Lee s main goal all throughout the story is her trying to expose the truth about what really happened during the school shooting surrounding the death of her best friend Sarah who was unfortunately was killed during the shooting There are so many different lies spread and events are all changed because of things that were either misheard or changed However the lies that have been spread about this story is how Sarah apparently spoke to the shooter and used her cross necklace and her faith in the moments before she died However this story isroven to be wrong but Lee couldn t tell the truth at the time because she was still in shock but now things are messy then ever before Characters Leanne Lee The main focus of the story is on Lee because it was her best friend who was shot during the school shooting and she was also in the bathroom at the time and knows the truth about what really happened I thought Lee was an alright main character but she did annoy me at times especially when she would 麻杆和大奶 pusheople to tell their *side of the stories and get them to *of the stories and get them to the stories because she wanted to get this story out thereHowever i did feel extremely sorry for her during the book because she had to endure A Practical Guide to Breathwork: A Remedy for the Modern Human Condition people attacking her and calling her names because she ended up telling Sarah sarents the truth about what happened but they didn t take this well Lee does go through so much during the book with dealing with the shooting 3 years on and the abuse from PaddingtonPlease Look After This Bear Other Stories (BBC Childrens Audio) people around the town 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 diedroclaiming her faith But it's not true I know because I was with.