Black Tuesday

Good Black Tuesday Author Susan Colebank go inside Books I ve loved books ever since I was about three years old and my dad would gather me and my older brothers around him and r

Good Black Tuesday Author Susan Colebank go inside Books I ve loved books ever since I was about three years old and my dad would gather me and my older brothers around him and read The Little House on the Prairie series When I began reading on my own, I went to the public library and checked out 20 books at a time that had to last me for a week But I d have finished them by the next day I soon realized that maybe 1st grade readers maybe weren t the best fit I started checking out adult books Sidney Sheldon, Judith Krantz, Danielle Steele I wasn t a book snob In fact, I still love a good trashy beach read.I was a pretty good writer during school, but I never wanted to be a writer For a good ten years of my life, I wanted to be a fashion designer I would doodle my designs during class while getting A after A on writing assignments I guess I was in denial about where fate wanted to take me It took a bad job rearranging socks in a department store to realize I was on the wrong path in life After a little soul searching that included being the Book Goddess at an independent bookstore and working at a New York fashion magazine, I realized that writing fiction was where my heart was.Black Tuesday came out in Summer 2007 I m currently working on edits for my second book about a girl who wins the lottery That s slated to come out in 2009.. Everything is going just the way superachiever Jayne Thompkins planned She s at the top of her class and captain of the girls varsity tennis team Her ultimate goal Harvard She wouldn t be killing herself with all these extracurriculars otherwise But her life changes when she crashes into another car and a little girl dies as a result Will she ever be able to live wiEverything is going just the way superachiever Jayne Thompkins planned She s at the top of her class and captain of the girls varsity tennis team Her ultimate goal Harvard She wouldn t be killing herself with all these extracurriculars otherwise But her life changes when she crashes into another car and a little girl dies as a result Will she ever be able to live with the guilt she feels over this accidental death A gripping and fastpaced story about guilt, anger, forgiveness, and second chances by firsttime author Susan Colebank.. The best Book Black Tuesday Jayne Lee Thompkins is a stellar high school student. She studies 40 hours a week for A’s and she is on her way to becoming valedictorian. She is much more responsible than her sister, Ellie, who always needs her help and she has a workaholic mother who expects nothing but the best; an A- isn’t good enough. Jayne isn’t like other teenage girls who spend hours on the phone. Studying takes priority over conversations with friends. But then comes a day when a phone call matters more to her than the safety of others – she runs a red light and her life changes.After the accident, Jayne’s dad told her that she was a bright, pretty girl who got some bad luck thrown her way. No, she was a bright, pretty girl who caused the bad situation she was dealing with when she chose to care more about who was on the other end of her cell phone than she cared about keeping her eyes on the road while driving. After the accident, her dad did seem to be the only one in her family who wasn’t in denial about Jayne’s situation, but still even-tempered Sean Thompkins didn’t know how to deal with what his daughter was going through. Other people around Jayne seemed to go on as if nothing had happened – maybe because they didn’t want to make her feel any worse – but denial wasn’t helping her. And all Jayne’s mother, local celeb Gen Thompkins, seemed to care about was making sure her daughter kept her sights on getting into Harvard. Even when Jayne was feeling bad after sentencing, Mrs. Thompkins brought up college when Jayne needed her mother to comfort her.Jayne made changes – bad choices, in my opinion - and she was supposed to be a new and improved Jayne, but I didn’t see anything she did as an improvement. I felt bad for her, actually. Were the changes she made a way of rebelling against her mother? Possibly. It’s good to be studious and involved in school activities but Jayne had way too much going on, leaving her with very little time for enjoyment and her mother had something to do with that. But it seemed to me there was self-loathing going on because of the accident. She was obviously hurting and feeling guilty about what she had done. And why wouldn’t she be? Six year old Brenda Deavers died because Jayne ran a red light. Although, I believe Jayne was responsible, the child’s mother, Donna Deavers, was also to blame because she had her child in the front seat. Jayne should not have been harassed the way she was.I never like seeing the Name of Jesus taken in vain and it was in this story. And it is another story where a girl doesn’t think the guy she’s known for a while could be more than a friend, but he turns out to be ‘the one’. But I will say it was an interesting read. For anyone who doesn’t take talking on the phone while driving seriously, this book will open your eyes to the dangers of allowing yourself to be distracted behind the wheel.
Black Tuesday Definition, Cause, Kickoff to Depression Aug , Black Tuesday was the fourth and last day of the stock market crash of It took place on October , Investors traded a record . million shares They lost billion on the New York Stock Exchange, worth billion in dollars. Black Tuesday The most catastrophic stock market crash in the history of the United States, Black Tuesday took place on October , and was when the price of stocks completely collapsed It was because of this day that the Roaring Twenties came to a stumbling halt and, in its place, was the Great Depression. Black Tuesday Definition investopedia May , Black Tuesday refers to a precipitous drop in the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA on Oct , The date marked the beginning of the Black Tuesday May , Black Tuesday Approved h min Crime , Drama , Film Noir May France Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair. Stock Market Crash of Black Tuesday Cause Effects Apr , On October , , Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day.

  1. I ve loved books ever since I was about three years old and my dad would gather me and my older brothers around him and read The Little House on the Prairie series When I began reading on my own, I went to the public library and checked out 20 books at a time that had to last me for a week But I d have finished them by the next day I soon realized that maybe 1st grade readers maybe weren t the best fit I started checking out adult books Sidney Sheldon, Judith Krantz, Danielle Steele I wasn t a book snob In fact, I still love a good trashy beach read.I was a pretty good writer during school, but I never wanted to be a writer For a good ten years of my life, I wanted to be a fashion designer I would doodle my designs during class while getting A after A on writing assignments I guess I was in denial about where fate wanted to take me It took a bad job rearranging socks in a department store to realize I was on the wrong path in life After a little soul searching that included being the Book Goddess at an independent bookstore and working at a New York fashion magazine, I realized that writing fiction was where my heart was.Black Tuesday came out in Summer 2007 I m currently working on edits for my second book about a girl who wins the lottery That s slated to come out in 2009.

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  1. Jayne Lee Thompkins is a stellar high school student She studies 40 hours a week for A s and she is on her way to becoming valedictorian She is much responsible than her sister, Ellie, who always needs her help and she has a workaholic mother who expects nothing but the best an A isn t good enough Jayne isn t like other teenage girls who spend hours on the phone Studying takes priority over conversations with friends But then comes a day when a phone call matters to her than the safety of othe [...]


  2. Jayne Thompkins is a normal high school girl with perfect grades, is the captain of the varsity tennis team, and plans on attending Harvard Her mom is very uptight, while her dad is laid back and easy going She basically has to babysit her sister because she is so irresponsible One day, as she is on her way to tennis practice, Jayne gets in a horrible wreck In the car that she hits, there is a mother and a little girl Unfortunately the little girl was in the front seat and dies soon after Jayne [...]


  3. For this story, the most irritating thing was the clich d my best friend is in love with me It s possible for it to happen, but I don t like the development idea When the girl s best guy friend appears in the book, it s not a first meeting They ve had all this history that the reader gets only a small glimpse of, so the attached feelings that I usually get for the main couple doesn t happen If it was meeting for the first time or pinpointing an event that lead to the couple s first real encounte [...]


  4. Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka Readingjunky for TeensReadTooJayne Thompkins lives a charmed life She gets straight A s, will probably be chosen captain of her tennis team, and plans to go to Harvard She has a rather annoying younger sister, but her mother is somewhat of a local TV celebrity and her father is supportive and sensitive Life couldn t get much better, unless maybe, Jayne could squeeze in a little time for a boyfriend One Tuesday afternoon, one cell phone call, and one red light change [...]


  5. Jayne Thompkins is the perfect, overachiever older sister while her little sister Ellie is the one who forgets her homework and gets caught fooling around with boys on her bed Jayne is the one who s the star tennis player, the one is neck and neck for highest GPA she checks routinely and knows how each test grade will affect things Jayne has goals of attending Harvard Jayne has everything figured out.Except for what she s supposed to do now.It was just a day like any other until accident Jayne i [...]


  6. Black Tuesday is a well written story that deals with feelings of guilt It explores the feelings after causing death in a car accident The book also explores romantic relationships and familial relationships.POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEADJayne is a well done main character The story is told through her 3rd person POV, and while I usually prefer 1st person, I enjoyed the 3rd person in this book At the beginning of the book, Jayne is the valedictorian and tennis captain, and she looks out for her 14 year [...]


  7. Black Tuesday Jayne Thompson is Harvard bound Nothing could ever change that Could it She has the highest GPA in her class, is highly involved in her school, captain of the girls varsity tennis team and she NEVER messes up That s the job of her fourteen year old sister Who gets C s, maybe, parties and will probably become a teen mother some day However one Tuesday things take a turn for the worse She gets in a car accident when answering her phone Head on collision, there was a little girl in th [...]


  8. I found this book in the clearance section at my local bookstore When I read a snippet from this book, it immediately caught my attention Jayne was about to put the phone down when it rang again This time she looked at the caller ID Ellie She flipped open the phone As annoyed as she was at Ellie, taking the call was an automatic reflex Like breathing She looked up from the caller ID, and a cold sweat broke out over her body The intersection was ten, maybe fifteen yards away The light was red She [...]


  9. I really enjoyed this book It was a well written story The story line was fascinating The book kept my attention from the beginning through to the end It is amazing how a moment in your life can change everything This book made me think about those moments in my life that made a big impact on me There are so many lessons in this book, but it doesn t feel like a lecture You learn them through the characters, as you watch them deal with what life has handed them You need to find your own path in l [...]


  10. This was a random pickup off the shelf at the library Guess I should have left it there This is Colebank s first book, which is evident by the bad grammar I got so irked with her incomplete sentences beginning with and The characters are so shallow it is hard to care about them The peak of the book is 20 pages in when the accident occurs The rest of the book seems to be an afterthought, and Jayne never really seems to come full circle in my opinion I was let down, even though I read it in one si [...]


  11. I liked the plot of this story, girl gets in accident while checking her cell phone Very common in the real world, I know I have almost been sideswiped by a texting person before I didn t like the characters unfortunately I just couldn t bring myself to feel anything for them and I found I was disinterested in their lives I think the only character I truly liked was the father The complexity of the twist in the plot is too downplayed because the mother involved in the accident and the girl who w [...]


  12. Jayne is finishing her junior year with a bright future She s number one in her class, the captain of the tennis team and has her sights set on Harvard after high school But when Jayne is distracted by her cell phone while driving, she runs a red light and causes an accident that leaves a little girl dead Now Jayne has to figure out who she really is and how much responsibility must weigh on her.Some of the characters in this book are a little cardboard ish especially Jayne s parents , but overa [...]


  13. This is a very quick read it tells the story of a teenage girl named Jayne, who gets in a car crash and thus kills a little girl Jayne is the perfect student, straight A s, always does the right thing, but she made a horrible mistake by looking at her cell phone while driving.The beginning of the book was great the background info on jayne and the story of her family the accident , but then the book just got boring.The final half of the book talks about how she got probation, loses interest in s [...]


  14. I felt like this book was written to have a profound impact on its readers but the message didn t quite make it through The book starts out fine, but then it seemed to lose its way The characters were underdeveloped and the plot was difficult to follow What started as a story about a girl who cause a terrible accident turned into a story about a girl who decides to find her own path in life It even took some time to play up the best friends falling in love and insensitive mother angles In all th [...]


  15. I liked this book because it gave me an interesting insight to the life of a teenager whose mother had larger than life expectations a mother looking for the perfect daughter My mother was nothing like that, so it was unknown to me and while I liked the book, I disliked how everything pretty much became perfect in the end Real life doesn t have such perfect endings and up until the end, this book was representative of real life so I was expecting a realistic end Of course, maybe I am just jealou [...]


  16. So this isn t really my genre of choice, I m big on paranormal right now But for a debut book I think its good I know how hard it is to grab an audience in the first chapter, and I feel this book grabbed me I had to see how it ended I live in Phoenix, so I appreciate the local references And I wonder where the WWW reference came from I recall a certain hometown actress making her stage debut as well with a lot of green makeup


  17. jayne is used to being the perfect student, sister and daughter she s captain of the tennis team and planning to attend harvard but one fateful day ominous music a car accident derails her future can she forgive herself for not being perfect 2.5 stars this starts out pretty after school special esque and i didn t think i d make it to the end but it seems like coleman hits her stride eventually and i finished with some enjoyment.


  18. Black Tuesday was definitely an interesting book It twisted a horrible accident, a love story, drug dealers, and a dedicated student all into one It was certainly not a complicated story, but at times it did become overwhelming It wasn t my favorite book, but it was a nice quick read.


  19. I really liked this book also It was about a girl that is smart and ambitious and is headed to Harvarduntil one tragic day when her life changes The story is about how she deals with it and the people around her It was interesting to see the way she changed and the things she learned.


  20. A light and enjoyable read.Although the first few chapterswere kind of boring but the next half of the book really makes up for it.Especially the second or last chapter of the book when it wasquite touching.So overall, it was actuallynice.









  21. Jayne Thompson has it all good grades, popularity until that dreadful Black Tuesday when trying to retrieve her cell phone she crashes into another car and puts a little girl in a coma.



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