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10 thoughts on “Black Tuesday

  1. Katrina Burchett Katrina Burchett says:

    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 others – she runs a red light and her life changesAfter 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 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 herJayne 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 wasI 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 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


  2. Haley Curl Haley Curl says:

    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 has to go to counseling and do community service while she meets many new different people along the way Jayne must deal with the guilt of her wreck while trying to get her life back to normal I liked this book because of the interesting plot twist and suspense when Jayne gets in her wreck It starts off as a typical book about a high school girl but then when she gets in wreck everything changes and the plot begins to pick up The one thing I didn't like was that the big event was right at the beginning of the book I wish the author would have put the climax towards the middle After she got in a wreck and went to the outreach center nothing else exciting really happened and the plot went downhill


  3. Nancy Nancy says:

    For this story the most irritating thing was the clichéd 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 encounter where everything started I would clearly see the development Speaking of development the characters were poorly developed A short summary just so you can follow Jayne Thompson has her life planned out and she’s making sure that she gets the perfect grades and extracurricular activities to achieve getting into her dream school Harvard It’s always Harvard Like in that Hacking Harvard book Why not Yale? All it takes is one moment to change her life and that’s when she crashes into two other cars The outcome of it all? Her chances at being tennis captain shatters her grades drop she’s sentenced to community service hours as well as therapy sessions But worst of all she’s responsible for turning a child brain dead who eventually dies I really like the storyline It still has that I control my life and then everything spirals out of control element but nobody has chosen to really explore a car accident Most car accidents happen to parents and then they talk about the aftermath it has on the offspring This though talks about an overachiever who messes up and has to rebuild her life It’s a realistic plot But The poor characters don’t contribute to a good storyline There’s this blandness to the characters like they’re almost not real There are some awkward parts with the dialogue that doesn’t fit in with the pages For the character of Ellie the sister she’s not consistent at all In the beginning that character is very clear a rebelling fourteen year old who just got into boys and alcohol but then she kinds of loses her essence a few chapters later And if that’s aiming at character development I would understand IF the author hadn’t placed Ellie in the same drunken party situation like 4 chapters later So where’s the change in that? I’m confused Something else that really bugs me about this book is the lack of feelings There are all these lessons to be learned from the story like about learning to take responsibility for your own actions and how nothing can be really controlled but there’s no elaboration The reader is supposed to guess at what the main character is going through Infer Which can sometimes be a good thing to help with analytical skills and all that but most of the time you’ve gotta get inside the character’s head and thoughts And this book doesn’t do that Maybe once in a well but again there isn’t consistency


  4. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomJayne 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 sueeze in a little time for a boyfriend One Tuesday afternoon one cell phone call and one red light change everything for Jayne Thompkins Rushing to tennis practice and as usual annoyed by a call from her sister Ellie Jayne runs a red light and smashes into a car A little girl riding in the front seat without a seatbelt has her neck broken After being pronounced brain dead the little girl is eventually removed from life support and Jayne must live with what she's done Her license is suspended until age 18 she must fulfill a community service reuirement and she is reuired to report to a probation officer and attend counseling sessions Jayne's life is no longer about good grades and future plans Why not test the limits and spread her wings? Nothing really matters any or at least that's the way things seem Jayne chooses a new direction Being like her rebellious younger sister seems attractive when she thinks she has nothing to lose Jayne finds out that facing friends and fellow classmates is not easy People she once counted on are no longer there for her Pressure from her mother causes her to behave in ways she never would have dreamed possible And to complicate matters her community service hours put her in contact with someone who takes advantage of her lack of experience in romantic relationships Susan Colebank gives readers a glimpse into the world of a teen whose life is coming apart at the seams Teens feeling that their lives are out of control will identify with Jayne's story Seeing what it's like to hit bottom and then struggle to return to a former life makes this a definite must read


  5. Book Sp(l)ot Book Sp(l)ot says:

    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 outExcept for what she's supposed to do nowIt was just a day like any other until accident Jayne is rushing not paying full attention and her car slams into another Soon a girl is in danger of dying and Jayne is at fault Her whole life changes in an instantPerfect Jayne isn't so perfect anyThe idea of this book you can check for a lot spoilers and such after I started reading it I realised that the summary involves a lot that doesn't happen until well well into the book so I left some out really did intrigue me But then it was just sort ofokay for me when I read it And hard to remember as well apparentlyI never really cared for Jayne I understood that she had pressure from herself and her mother about school and was trying to help her sister and I got her development though the book but it just didn't really work for me So much of the story is supposed to be Jayne reacting to and dealing with the conseuences of those few seconds in the car but I never really felt that it was realistic Or it was too focused on her I understand that because she's the narratormain character it needs to be butI don't know this book just didn't work for me the characters the plot's progression it just wasn't a book for me Though it worked for the other reviewers And I'd still like to give Susan Colebank's new book a try because I really do love the premises she comes up with510


  6. Mary Mary says:

    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 the front seat and she wasn’t buckled Six year old Brenda Deavers is dead Black Tuesday by Susan Colebank is a real page turner that’ll keep you hooked Its about grief bullying and how you can still become successful despite your mistakes When Jayne causes a crash that kills a six year old girl she thinks all her dreams are crushed Her grades fall she gets a drug dealer boyfriend and she does nothing but lay around all day trying to forget The biggest problem she faces in the book I think is when she finds out the little girls older sister goes to her school the older sister happens to be the meanest girl in school with a blog used to publicly humiliate screw ups in the school Jayne is a character who is mentally strong and who at some point or other many people can relate to Personally I loved the books and read it very uickly It might be because I can relate so easily to Jayne who has a control freak parent who demands strait A’s similar to mine No one expects her to mess up which puts a lot of pressure on her And when she does she fears she will never have the life she worked so hard for If you want to know how or if she makes it out of this major set back you’ll just have to read Black Tuesday for yourself


  7. Katie Katie says:

    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 relationshipsPOSSIBLE 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 old sister Jayne is driving to tennis practice when her phone rings and she glances down at the caller ID That one second will change her life forever and end another's life She runs a red light and crashes into a car In the front seat there is a 6 year old who is killed in the accident Jayne struggles with guilt after the accident Her grades begin to slip and she dates a guy who is a drug dealer though she didn't know that when they started dating She has to figure out how to get her life back togetherEllie is Jayne's 14 year old diabetic younger sister She doesn't get grades like Jayne's and she enjoys partying The day of the accident Ellie called Jayne and asked her to get her biology homework from her locker for her After Jayne got the homework she was running late to tennis practice The person who called when Jayne ran the red light was Ellie Jayne pushes Ellie away after the accident The best moment between the two sisters is when Jayne asks Ellie why she was calling that day Ellie said To thank you For getting my biology homework Because I had forgotgotten to say that I found it to be a very sweet sceneIf you like YA contemporary read this book


  8. Kait Kait says:

    I found this book in the clearance section at my local bookstore When I read a snippet from this book it immediately caught my attentionJayne 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 was barreling toward it And the red sedan in the middle of the intersectionI boughtread this book excited to read it I am intrigued by sad books and this seemed right up my alleyHowever the entire plot of the story the background and what the book was all about happened in the beginning of the book This left the rest of the story to sort of drag on It focused on the aftermath of the accident and how Jayne's life was different as a result I liked this book and I'm glad I gave it a chance and read it but isn't one of my favorites


  9. Margie Margie says:

    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 life and some times it takes a life altering situation to make the path clear I would suggest this to anyone that is about to start driving It might be the wake up call need to keep your eyes on the road


  10. Sarah Youngblood Sarah Youngblood says:

    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 sitting I kept waiting for the enlightening part to happen and it never did Also any good author knows to start with a good line and end with a good line I relish reading the last line of a book knowing it took a lot of thought Telling Jayne her hair looks good is NOT an inspired ending


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Black Tuesday ➶ [Reading] ➸ Black Tuesday By Susan Colebank ➫ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 killi 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 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.

10 thoughts on “Black Tuesday

  1. Katrina Burchett Katrina Burchett says:

    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 others – she runs a red light and her life changesAfter 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 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 herJayne 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 wasI 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 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

  2. Haley Curl Haley Curl says:

    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 has to go to counseling and do community service while she meets many new different people along the way Jayne must deal with the guilt of her wreck while trying to get her life back to normal I liked this book because of the interesting plot twist and suspense when Jayne gets in her wreck It starts off as a typical book about a high school girl but then when she gets in wreck everything changes and the plot begins to pick up The one thing I didn't like was that the big event was right at the beginning of the book I wish the author would have put the climax towards the middle After she got in a wreck and went to the outreach center nothing else exciting really happened and the plot went downhill

  3. Nancy Nancy says:

    For this story the most irritating thing was the clichéd 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 encounter where everything started I would clearly see the development Speaking of development the characters were poorly developed A short summary just so you can follow Jayne Thompson has her life planned out and she’s making sure that she gets the perfect grades and extracurricular activities to achieve getting into her dream school Harvard It’s always Harvard Like in that Hacking Harvard book Why not Yale? All it takes is one moment to change her life and that’s when she crashes into two other cars The outcome of it all? Her chances at being tennis captain shatters her grades drop she’s sentenced to community service hours as well as therapy sessions But worst of all she’s responsible for turning a child brain dead who eventually dies I really like the storyline It still has that I control my life and then everything spirals out of control element but nobody has chosen to really explore a car accident Most car accidents happen to parents and then they talk about the aftermath it has on the offspring This though talks about an overachiever who messes up and has to rebuild her life It’s a realistic plot But The poor characters don’t contribute to a good storyline There’s this blandness to the characters like they’re almost not real There are some awkward parts with the dialogue that doesn’t fit in with the pages For the character of Ellie the sister she’s not consistent at all In the beginning that character is very clear a rebelling fourteen year old who just got into boys and alcohol but then she kinds of loses her essence a few chapters later And if that’s aiming at character development I would understand IF the author hadn’t placed Ellie in the same drunken party situation like 4 chapters later So where’s the change in that? I’m confused Something else that really bugs me about this book is the lack of feelings There are all these lessons to be learned from the story like about learning to take responsibility for your own actions and how nothing can be really controlled but there’s no elaboration The reader is supposed to guess at what the main character is going through Infer Which can sometimes be a good thing to help with analytical skills and all that but most of the time you’ve gotta get inside the character’s head and thoughts And this book doesn’t do that Maybe once in a well but again there isn’t consistency

  4. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadToocomJayne 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 sueeze in a little time for a boyfriend One Tuesday afternoon one cell phone call and one red light change everything for Jayne Thompkins Rushing to tennis practice and as usual annoyed by a call from her sister Ellie Jayne runs a red light and smashes into a car A little girl riding in the front seat without a seatbelt has her neck broken After being pronounced brain dead the little girl is eventually removed from life support and Jayne must live with what she's done Her license is suspended until age 18 she must fulfill a community service reuirement and she is reuired to report to a probation officer and attend counseling sessions Jayne's life is no longer about good grades and future plans Why not test the limits and spread her wings? Nothing really matters any or at least that's the way things seem Jayne chooses a new direction Being like her rebellious younger sister seems attractive when she thinks she has nothing to lose Jayne finds out that facing friends and fellow classmates is not easy People she once counted on are no longer there for her Pressure from her mother causes her to behave in ways she never would have dreamed possible And to complicate matters her community service hours put her in contact with someone who takes advantage of her lack of experience in romantic relationships Susan Colebank gives readers a glimpse into the world of a teen whose life is coming apart at the seams Teens feeling that their lives are out of control will identify with Jayne's story Seeing what it's like to hit bottom and then struggle to return to a former life makes this a definite must read

  5. Book Sp(l)ot Book Sp(l)ot says:

    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 outExcept for what she's supposed to do nowIt was just a day like any other until accident Jayne is rushing not paying full attention and her car slams into another Soon a girl is in danger of dying and Jayne is at fault Her whole life changes in an instantPerfect Jayne isn't so perfect anyThe idea of this book you can check for a lot spoilers and such after I started reading it I realised that the summary involves a lot that doesn't happen until well well into the book so I left some out really did intrigue me But then it was just sort ofokay for me when I read it And hard to remember as well apparentlyI never really cared for Jayne I understood that she had pressure from herself and her mother about school and was trying to help her sister and I got her development though the book but it just didn't really work for me So much of the story is supposed to be Jayne reacting to and dealing with the conseuences of those few seconds in the car but I never really felt that it was realistic Or it was too focused on her I understand that because she's the narratormain character it needs to be butI don't know this book just didn't work for me the characters the plot's progression it just wasn't a book for me Though it worked for the other reviewers And I'd still like to give Susan Colebank's new book a try because I really do love the premises she comes up with510

  6. Mary Mary says:

    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 the front seat and she wasn’t buckled Six year old Brenda Deavers is dead Black Tuesday by Susan Colebank is a real page turner that’ll keep you hooked Its about grief bullying and how you can still become successful despite your mistakes When Jayne causes a crash that kills a six year old girl she thinks all her dreams are crushed Her grades fall she gets a drug dealer boyfriend and she does nothing but lay around all day trying to forget The biggest problem she faces in the book I think is when she finds out the little girls older sister goes to her school the older sister happens to be the meanest girl in school with a blog used to publicly humiliate screw ups in the school Jayne is a character who is mentally strong and who at some point or other many people can relate to Personally I loved the books and read it very uickly It might be because I can relate so easily to Jayne who has a control freak parent who demands strait A’s similar to mine No one expects her to mess up which puts a lot of pressure on her And when she does she fears she will never have the life she worked so hard for If you want to know how or if she makes it out of this major set back you’ll just have to read Black Tuesday for yourself

  7. Katie Katie says:

    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 relationshipsPOSSIBLE 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 old sister Jayne is driving to tennis practice when her phone rings and she glances down at the caller ID That one second will change her life forever and end another's life She runs a red light and crashes into a car In the front seat there is a 6 year old who is killed in the accident Jayne struggles with guilt after the accident Her grades begin to slip and she dates a guy who is a drug dealer though she didn't know that when they started dating She has to figure out how to get her life back togetherEllie is Jayne's 14 year old diabetic younger sister She doesn't get grades like Jayne's and she enjoys partying The day of the accident Ellie called Jayne and asked her to get her biology homework from her locker for her After Jayne got the homework she was running late to tennis practice The person who called when Jayne ran the red light was Ellie Jayne pushes Ellie away after the accident The best moment between the two sisters is when Jayne asks Ellie why she was calling that day Ellie said To thank you For getting my biology homework Because I had forgotgotten to say that I found it to be a very sweet sceneIf you like YA contemporary read this book

  8. Kait Kait says:

    I found this book in the clearance section at my local bookstore When I read a snippet from this book it immediately caught my attentionJayne 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 was barreling toward it And the red sedan in the middle of the intersectionI boughtread this book excited to read it I am intrigued by sad books and this seemed right up my alleyHowever the entire plot of the story the background and what the book was all about happened in the beginning of the book This left the rest of the story to sort of drag on It focused on the aftermath of the accident and how Jayne's life was different as a result I liked this book and I'm glad I gave it a chance and read it but isn't one of my favorites

  9. Margie Margie says:

    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 life and some times it takes a life altering situation to make the path clear I would suggest this to anyone that is about to start driving It might be the wake up call need to keep your eyes on the road

  10. Sarah Youngblood Sarah Youngblood says:

    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 sitting I kept waiting for the enlightening part to happen and it never did Also any good author knows to start with a good line and end with a good line I relish reading the last line of a book knowing it took a lot of thought Telling Jayne her hair looks good is NOT an inspired ending

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