Release Date: August 28th, 2018
Dates Read: September 2nd 2018 to September 2nd 2018
Trigger Warnings: graphic descriptions of school shooter situation, mentions of drug-addicted parents (meth & heroin), mentions of alcohol abuse, PTSD, anxiety
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance, LGBT+
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 . . .