Synopses & Reviews
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.
After being expelled from a fancy boarding school, Cyd Charisse's problems with her mother escalate after Cyd falls in love with a sensitive surfer and is subsequently sent from San Francisco to New York City to spend time with her biological father.
In this and#8220;funny and irreverentand#8221; (andlt;iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/iandgt;, starred review) debut novel, Rachel Cohn, coauthor of andlt;iandgt;Nick and Norahand#8217;s Infinite Playlistandlt;/iandgt;, tells the story of a spirited, rebellious, and teen in New York City for the first time.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 thereand#8217;s no way Cyd can survive in her parentsand#8217; pristine house. Lucky for Cyd sheand#8217;s got Gingerbread, her childhood rag doll and confidante, and her new surfer boyfriend.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Cydand#8217;s rebelliousness gets out of hand, her parents ship her off to New York City to spend the summer with and#8220;Frank real-dad,and#8221; 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 expectsand#8212;and sheand#8217;s far from the daughter or sister that anyone could have imagined.
Cyd Charisse--after being kicked out of a boarding school, grounded for staying out too late with a boyfriend, and fighting at home--is sent to live with her father in New York where she has yet another episode that leaves her running back to her mother for comfort and support. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
About the Author
Rachel Cohn is the bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;You Know Where to Find Me, Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, Pop Princessandlt;/iandgt;, and, with David Levithan, andlt;iandgt;Nick and Norahandrsquo;s Infinite Playlistandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Naomi and Elyandrsquo;s No Kiss Listandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Dash andamp; andlt;/iandgt;andlt;iandgt;Lilyandrsquo;sandlt;/iandgt;andlt;iandgt; Book of Dares andlt;/iandgt;as well as the tween novels andlt;iandgt;The Stepsandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Two Steps Forwardandlt;/iandgt;. Born in Washington, DC, she graduated from Barnard College in New York and has lived on both coasts. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at RachelCohn.com.