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Ginger bread
Rachel Cohn
Teen Fiction COHN

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Anna said:
I thought the book was great. its about a girl that goes to meet her father and 1/2 brother and sister. She learns how good she has life. i thought it was great i recommend it to everyone that wants a great read
posted Apr 9, 2004
masha said:
I think this book is AWESOME!!!!!! it is about a girl named cyd charrise who is trying to get her life back together after an accident at boarding school.i would recommend this to anyone who loves a good story about real people. also read the second book, shrimp.
posted May 30, 2006 at 9:09PM
Avatar for MNBird MNBird said:
Gingerbread is the first novel by writer Rachel Cohn. This one falls into the young adult category but I would say it is YA/Chic-lit. If you have been reading this blog, I am sure you are thinking I read too many YA books. You may be right, but I really enjoy these books as much as the regular adult fiction/chic-lit. Gingerbread is a story told from the perspective of the main character, Cyd Charisse, a sixteen year old girl who was sent home from boarding school after getting in trouble with her boyfriend Justin and both were expelled by the head mistress. After arriving home in San Fransico Cyd Charisse gets in trouble for shoplifting and is given community service in a nursing home for her punishment by the juvinille courts. While there she makes a best friend, Sugar Pie, one of the residents of the home and then meets a boy, Shrimp, who she has an instant connection with... This is a story of self discovery. The main character goes from a "little hellion" as her dad likes to call her to growing up a little over a summer and realizing she doesn't have it so bad after all. I like the style of writing style of Rachel Cohn. I have read two other books that she was co-writer of and enjoyed those a lot too. What I also like about her book is it was a quick read. It didn't take long to finish and it was worth the read.
posted Mar 7, 2009 at 6:19PM
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main characters Cyd Charisse
Female
Age: 16
Illegitimate
Rebellious; from a wealthy family; result of her mother's affair with a married man; recently kicked out of boarding school; has never met her biological father.
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