!!> KINDLE ❦ Gingerbread ❅ Author Rachel Cohn – Thomashillier.co.uk

Gingerbread I Have Promised To Be A Model Citizen Daughter.I Have Confined My Shrimp Time To Making Out With Him In The Java The Hut Supply Closet And Quick Feels On The Cold Hard Sand At The Beach During Our Breaks, But Enough Is Enough.Delia And I Are Planning A Party At Wallace And Shrimp S House And I Am Spending The Night Whether Sid And Nancy Notice Or Not I Will Be As Wild As I Wanna Be After Being Kicked Out Of A Fancy New England Boarding School, Cyd Charisse Is Back Home In San Francisco With Her Parents, Sid And Nancy, In A Household That Drives Her Crazy Lucky For Cyd, She S Always Had Gingerbread, Her Childhood Rag Doll And Confidante.After Cyd Tests Her Parents Permissiveness, She Is Grounded In Alcatraz As Cyd Calls Her Room And Forbidden To See Shrimp, Her Surfer Boyfriend But When Her Incarceration Proves Too Painful For The Whole Family, Cyd S Parents Decide To Send Her To New York To Meet Her Biological Father And His Family, Whom Cyd Has Always Longed To Know.Summer In The City Is Not What Cyd Charisse Expects And Cyd Isn T What Her Newfound Family Expects, Either.With Gingerbread, Debut Author Rachel Cohn Creates A Spirited World Of In Your Face Characters Who Are Going To Stay With Readers For A Long Time.


10 thoughts on “Gingerbread

  1. says:

    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 ...


  2. says:

    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 York City to be with her biological father, Frank dad, and to meet the half siblings she s never known, Danny and lisBETH.The beauty of this book is Cyd her outlook on life and how she views the people in it She s cynical and hilariously funny and really, I think she would hate me, but I w...


  3. says:

    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.


  4. says:

    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 team she drinks 35 mochas per day she likes to role play that she s helen keller she self identifies as a freak The adult me is annoyed with her back talking and total disregard for her privilege e.g., Listen you little fool if you have a trust fund, GO TO COLLEGE even if you spend all four years doing bong rips Do not put 50 dollars down the garbage disposal even if your bio Dad is buying your affections.I appreciated that wh...


  5. says:

    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 wounded young girl trying way too hard to be grown up and unsure of herself and confused about the love that is clearly in front of her There are lots of good reasons for these perceptions, some of which are her fault, but most are circumstances beyond her control She goes through many painful experiences, some that are bound to get under peoples skins and rattle them deeply She has an abortion at age fifteen I think it s good to ruffle feathers It makes people think CC is a flawed character but she most definitely can and is lovable Her boyfriend Shrimp is truly an interesting character He is likable with plenty of his own struggles CC s mom and step dad are much better people than the way CC portrays them but a lot of teens have difficulty seeing the positives of their parents and highlight the negatives She has a dad who has ignored her most of her life and a half b...


  6. says:

    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 ye...


  7. says:

    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 after finishing it, I think it s safe to conclude that the best thing about Cohn is that she has a special way of molding unforgettable main characters that resonate with many young readers.Meet Cyd Charisse a ragdoll toting, ex shoplifting, and well caffeinated sixteen year old girl fresh from being kicked out of her posh boarding school She s that lovely but spunky punk next door who has a penchant for carving patterns on her skin with a razor and an innate need to go wild When her rebelliousness gets seriously out of hand, her parents have no other choice but to send her off to New York City and spend three weeks there with her biological dad, Frank Cyd s perfect image of a fantasy relationship with her bio dad and half sibs s...


  8. says:

    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 bist du mir richtig fest und flauschig ans Herz gewachsen.Am liebsten mag ich an dir deine ganzen unterschiedlichen Familienmitglieder Es gibt den biologischen Vater, der irgendwie auch nicht so recht wei es gibt den eigentlichen Vater, der wie aus einer perfekten Sitcom gerissen wirkt die Mutter, die sich viel zu viele unn tige Di tgedanken macht den fantastischen gro en schwulen Bruder die verkappte gro e Schwester und nat rlich die kleinen Rabaukengeschwister Da kommt wirklich eine Truppe zusammen, die einen von fr h bis sp t auf Trab h lt und dann ...


  9. says:

    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 needed to understand the bond between CC and Gingerbread especially throughout high school, especially at boarding school Shrimp Oh god, I hated Shrimp He was a deadbeat loser with nothing that made him likeable, made you want to root for him I was SO hoping that any of the other boys that crossed the pages ...


  10. says:

    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 her sole mate Her parents decide it s time for her to actually meet her real dad frank seing as she has only met him once when she was little in New York She flies out to live with him for two weeks, but we hardley see him at all She spends time with her brother It s a little odd the story that is.I just expected from Rachel C...