I will be as wild as I wanna be After getting tossed from her posh boarding school, wild, willful, and coffee addicted Cyd Charisse returns to San Francisco to live with her parents But there s no way Cyd can survive in her parents pristine house Lucky for Cyd she s got Gingerbread, her childhood rag doll and confidante, and her new surfer boyfriend.When Cyd s rebell I will be as wild as I wanna be After getting tossed from her posh boarding school, wild, willful, and coffee addicted Cyd Charisse returns to San Francisco to live with her parents But there s no way Cyd can survive in her parents pristine house Lucky for Cyd she s got Gingerbread, her childhood rag doll and confidante, and her new surfer boyfriend.When Cyd s rebelliousness gets out of hand, her parents ship her off to New York City to spend the summer with Frank real dad, her biological father Trading in her parents for New York City grunge and getting to know her bio dad and step sibs is what Cyd has been waiting for her whole life But summer in the city is not what Cyd expects and she s far from the daughter or sister that anyone could have imagined.
Gingerbread I will be as wild as I wanna be After getting tossed from her posh boarding school wild willful and coffee addicted Cyd Charisse returns to San Francisco to live with her parents But there s no way
1 The main character is annoying and whines her way through the entire book.2 Teenage OMG I m SO in love bores and sickens me.3 The last third of the book wasn t believable.4 I feel like C.C did not learn lessons that were much important than the one that she did learn.5 I can t believe there is a sequel.
Cyd just got kicked out of her posh east coast boarding school and sent back to San Fransisco to live with Nancy her mother and Sid dad her step father Storming around the house and generally causing trouble, it s a tense situation The only things that liven it up are her surfer boyfriend Shrimp, her old lady pal Suger Pie, and Shrimp s brother s coffee house Java the Hut But then she gets confined to her house for bad behavor and Shrimp thinks they need to go on a break.Cyd finally goes to New [...]
Some character names ShrimpSugar PieHoney PieGingerbread Which is a doll And is treated as a human being That s all you need to know.I couldn t stop picturing talking food With a doll.I seriously feel my idiocy augmented after reading this book Brain dead.
This book grew on me A lot Points to the reviewer who said Cyd Charisse the narrator sounds just like blech Juno At first the quirky factor was really getting to me Oh and the snarky factor But look, now I m saying things like quirky factor and snarky factor Next thing you know I ll be saying Burr ito when it s chilly out Why the teen me would like Cyd Charisse she doesn t want to go to college she is frank about her sexuality she has issues she s whip smart she is disturbingly codependent go te [...]
I m glad I read Gingerbread without reading other Goodread reviews first I m not sure I would have picked it up Instead, I got this novel from the library after reading Nick Norah s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan I really wanted to read by both authors Other reviewers mention that the main character Cyd Charisse is a whiny, obnoxious, spoiled brat I could see that perception, because at times that s how she comes across on the surface But I actually see her as a deeply woun [...]
Cyd Charisse is what I sort of was in highschool except I didn t have money, I couldn t decide if I was a total slacker or desperate to be somebody , and I didn t get into trouble She s also a lot cooler and thinner than I was and outspoken OK, she s nothing like me I really liked this one, Cyd s voice is funny and genuine and she holds it together pretty well for someone who s aborted a baby and then gets dumped by her dream boyfriend almost a year later not the baby daddy She tests her limits [...]
Actually, I d give this 3.5 stars.After reading the Cohn Levithan collabs Nick and Norah s Infinite Playlist and Naomi and Ely s No Kiss List, I developed some sort of thirst for reading something that is written solo by Rachel Cohn I m no stranger to David Levithan s solo books Boy Meets Boy, The Realm of Possibility, The Lover s Dictionary, etc so I recognize his distinctive writing prowess even if he s working with partners Gingerbread is the first book that quenched the said thirst, and afte [...]
Liebes Gingerbread,deine Geschwister Very LeFreak, You Know Where to Find Me und ich sind nicht gerade Seelenverwandte, dabei mag ich die Art wie eure Mama Rachel Cohn euch schreibt eigentlich so gern Wenn sie mit David Levithan zusammen arbeitet, kommt das beste aus ihnen hervor aka deine gro en Cousins und Cousinen Nick, Nora, Naomi, Ely, Dash und Lily Aber du kleines Gingerbread hast es vollbracht Du und ich, wir sind richtig dicke geworden Es hat zwar einige Kapitel gedauert, aber am Ende bi [...]
What can I say Cyd Charisse was the kind of protagonist I haven t read before She absolutely bursts off the page If the book had been about her, had spent time developing both sides of her family, it would easily have been four stars.I mean, how many sex addicts the girl spends A LOT of time thinking about boys and sex , doll touting teenage characters are there My biggest problems with this book were spelling mistakes Yikes, my copy was rife with them the lack of time spent with the doll I ne [...]
Cyd Charisse is a snarky, punky, not 100% likeable, sexual, boy crazy, confused teenage girl All those adjetives are incidently how I would describe the book itself, pretty convienant and now only half the work of writing a review haha.Cyd is living with her parents in California after being booted from boarding school where she got in trouble for stealing amoungst other things and also had an abortion not known to her parents She is having a tough summer, controlling parents, being dumped by he [...]
It s interesting to see all the negative reviews on this book about Cyd s behavior Maybe you missed the point, but the fact that she can t let go of anything is the point There s obviously a lot of emotional trauma throughout the book, and yes she s whiny sometimes, but I don t know if you remember what it was like when you were an adolescent, but it s a fairly accurate picture.I might read the sequel, but this was just a fun short read.
This was kind of exhausting to read with a really annoying main character Although I thought that it wasn t Cyd herself that was annoying but the writing style was making her come across that wayAnyway, I really didn t enjoy this book in which every character that appears has at least two or three name by which he she is referred to and you don t even know who Cyd is talking about I won t be looking for Shrimp anytime soon and this is saying something, I usually cannot let the rest of a series g [...]
Cyd Charisse has been returned to her family s house in San Francisco after being expelled from boarding school Her boyfriend Justin was beautiful, but he was trouble and he got her into a whole lot of trouble too Needless to say, Cyd s parents aren t too thrilled when they discover Cyd was caught having sex with said boyfriend They aren t happy, either, when Cyd immediately finds someone new in San Francisco Shrimp, however, is nothing like Justin and Cyd s folks just don t seem to understand A [...]
I didn t really know what I expected of this book and upon finishing it, I m still not quite certain of how I found it I can appreciate Cohn s message and the potential of Cyd as a character but I don t think that the execution of these things were handled as well as they could ve been I thought that writing style was one of the biggest issues for me as I found it slowed me down I wasn t used to the dialect which felt very superficial.Cyd Charisse is our protagonist and she has traits that both [...]
The book Ginger Bread is displaced as a comedy Gothic drama, in my personal option To be honest the reason I picked out this book to read was because of the interesting cover The moment that I saw the cover I knew I had to read this book the cover just drew me in Ginger Bread tells the story of a very loving, gothic,and outgoing girl called Cyd Charisse She has a surfer boyfriend that she loves with her whole heart She s also a coffee addict and tales her doll gingerbread with her just about eve [...]
Rachel Cohn again wrote another great book that many teenage girls could relate to After reading her book called Pop Princess, when I saw that she had written another I just had to read it too When you look at the title and the picture on the cover you think of something different than what exactly the story is Gingerbread is a book about a teenage girl that was sent back home to San Francisco after being kicked out of the rich fancy boarding school in New England, but when Cyd Charisse gets hom [...]
From where I ve abandoned this book, Gingerbread, by Rachel Cohn is about a girl named Cyd Charisse that has been kicked out of her boarding school forced to live back home with her mom Nancy and her step dad Sid After Nancys been so against Cyd s new surfer like boyfriend Shrimp, she has trouble living at home with her parents even though Sid tries to back up Cyd about her boyfriend No matter what Nancy says about Shrimp, he s still Cyd s main ingredient that she can t live without.I picked up [...]
A true coming of age story Cyd is mature in many ways, already having had experience with drugs and sex at a young age She knows how to manipulate people to get what she wants and she understands most people s motives Regardless, she is very selfish and hides behind her childhood memories of her father who remains with his real family on the other side of the United States Cyd doesn t feel like she fits with her own family and instead entertains the idea that life would be much better with her r [...]
I finished reading this adolescent novel a few days ago, but I delayed reviewing it because I couldn t decide which fault bothered me the most I think my primary complaint is the constant anacronisms I realize that anachronisms usually just indicate things that are historically out of place but I finally settled on this word because as far as I know there is not a word in our language to describe the phenomenon of age inappropriate speech and behavior Anyway it was very distracting and irritatin [...]
I found this in a local charity shop so didn t realise it s an American publication it s available if you are able to order online.This was my first Rachel Cohn book and I enjoyed it Cyd Charisse certainly has a very unique voice at first I wasn t sure I was going to like her she was so in your face but she soon grew on me I liked her no holds barred attitude and the way she spoke.The book is really quirky one of the characters is a doll called gingerbread hence the title but is great fun too Th [...]
Surprisingly good When I found out that this story deals with a teenage delinquent doing social service in a nursing home and confiding in her bio dad about having had an abortion I thought Why didn t I examine the plot closely before I put this book on my wishlist Now I was given the book at Easter and read it quickly not expecting much I am surprised about how much I like the heroine and about how much the story sticks with me I am even thinking about keeping the book and reading the follow u [...]
I thought this book was much much much better than the other Rachel Cohn book I have read, Nick and Norah s Infinite Playlist.What I didn t like about this book was the totes hip jargon she uses throughout the book Take these for example I m down with the 411 on my p 13 I dig you mucho p 30 Those boys are sumpin sumpin p 41 No biggity p 43 learning the trade from Lucinda s pops Dig p 47 It feels like she helped Diablo Cody come up with the character of Juno and Juno and Cyd Charisse are best fri [...]
cyd charisse is a recovering hellion who goes to new york city to get to know her biological father, whom she s met only once While there she meets her brother and sister and learns to appreciate both halves of her family Snappy dialog from a bright character help keep this story moving There are sex drugs and other mature topics so this is a quick read best suited for high school students Part of a complete trilogy Grades 9
I wasn t actually too excited to read Gingerbread, since a while ago I read the next book in the series and didn t enjoy it as much as I expected too, but Gingerbread was thrust upon me and I was urged to read it, so I did And I was glad I did, because I loved it.To read the rest of this review and , please visit Trashionista
Sometimes you need to lose a person to find yourself Sometimes only then you can get that person back Rating 3 5 starsFirst up, I bought this series totally because of the cover and it sounded fun, like a while ago when I bought it Now, that I actually picked it up I m feeling uh not so sure This series revolves around Cyd Charisse, as the title of the series shown Starting off with Gingerbread, I was already confused There were too many characters introduced and it was all over the place And I [...]
After reading Dash Lily s Book of Dares recently and loving it, I decided to investigate each of the authors a little I chose Rachel Cohn first simply because my library has quite a few of her books Gingerbread is the first in a trilogy so I nabbed that one.Cyd Charisse has just been kicked out of her prestigious east coast boarding school and is now back living with her parents in San Francisco Her mother Nancy is a thin, non eating type and Sid dad stepfather is a wealthy CEO type Cyd Chariss [...]
There are only a few books a year that leave such an impression that you want to read as much as you can by that particular author John Green, Barry Lyga, A.S King Last year, the cat was completely enchanted by the Cohn Levithan collaboration Dash and Lily s Book of Dares The result was first checking out what David Levithan was capable of all on his own The result Boy Meets Boy, the perfect antidote to doom, gloom and vampire books Rachel Cohn s solo efforts were a little harder to come by for [...]
Sixteen year old Cyd Charisse is loving referred to as Little Hellion by her step father Her philosophy in life is be as wild as I wanna be and she doesn t care one bit what anyone, especially her parents, think Things were okay when she was away a boarding school, but now Cyd Charrise is back at home with her wealthy mother and step father and her step siblings She s been arrested for shoplifting, has been known to cut herself, and doesn t blink at staying out all night with her boyfriend Shrim [...]
At sixteen, she has already had an abortion, been caught shop lifting and been kicked out of a preppy Eastern boarding school In spite of that, she is such a mixture of naivet and wistfulness that you can t help but be in her corner.After returning to San Francisco and her family, Cyd is sent to an alternative high school for her junior year There she meets Shrimp, a surfer and artist and her soul mate Her mother disagrees as she does so often about things important to Cyd Cyd ends up under hous [...]
I read this ages ago, but I just re read it in preparation for a booktalk I m doing First Person is the theme, so I m focusing on books that I think have a really strong first person character voice I couldn t help but be charmed all over again by Cyd Charisse while reading this, and I m definitely going to go on and read the sequels _Shrimp_ and _Cupcake_, which I didn t originally CC is funny, unconventional and flawed, and her voice feels very real to me I could definitely see this being a ra [...]