Leanne was a freshman when she narrowly survived the Virgil County High School Massacre, a school shooting that claimed nine lives. Now, as a senior, she’s determined to set the record straight about what happened that afternoon, and why what many people believe about the victims and the survivors is a combination of lies and rumors. In this YA novel, Kody Keplinger shares just how little control victims of catastrophic events have over their stories once they become part of the public eye. She tackles the unique (and sometimes unhealthy) ways in which people come to terms with their own grief, and reminds parents that they don’t always know everything going on in their kids’ lives. Through its lead character, That’s Not What Happened seeks to answer the question of what’s more important: happiness and friendships, or adhering to the truth.