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3.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Cohn Narrator: Carine Montbertrand Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
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After being expelled from boarding school, teenaged Cyd Charisse is coping with her life circumstances as best she can. She even has a new boyfriend named Shrimp. But her mother is disturbed by Cyd's rebellious behavior and sends her away from San Francisco to live with her biological father in New York City. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hailey | 2/13/2014

    " This girl has gone through a lot, kind of a drama queen. But I've loved this book ever since I was a girl. Just the fact that a girl at 16 can get into a book with decent punk references and profanity in itself, was a good book back then. And I actually read it a few months ago along with the rest of the books in the series, it's just adorable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joan | 1/30/2014

    " 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 phenominon of age-inappropriate speech and behavior. Anyway it was very distracting and irritating that the main character is a sixteen-year-old girl who talks and acts like she's six (a la Junie B. Jones or Ramona)in most ways but also talks and behaves like a sex-crazed cast member of Sex in the City. I also find it disturbing that a novel distributed as adolescent fiction promotes (or at least presents as normal and acceptable)illegal and immoral alcohol consumption and premarital and indescriminate sexual activity. I will say that the author had a coherent plotline and that the characters were marginally well-developed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wai'ala | 1/25/2014

    " Alright my rating says it all and I am an adult...But when I was a teen and read it in high school I didn't like it either. The cover was what got me intrigued and I forced myself to finish it since I thought the main character family background might speak to me, but it fell short. Thus, in adulthood and as a teen it was 1 star, if even that for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 1/12/2014

    " I occasionally found Cyd Charisse's rebel act a little too phony, but she's got a fresh voice and I -- like CC -- was completely head over heels stupid about her boyfriend Shrimp, so it worked for me. Suffers from a weak, cliched-sounding start but finishes strong and remains funny and true throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irishfaery | 12/30/2013

    " This was a "just for fun" read, and I was pleasantly surprised. Cyd, the protagonist, has an amazing voice, full of sarcasm and wisdom beyond her sixteen years. It is the first book in a trilogy. Gingerbread was a quick-read, but worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa | 12/24/2013

    " The first book in a really fun coming-of-age trilogy! Addicted to coffee and Shrimp (the person, not the food), California girl Cyd Charisse dreams of life with her father in New York. But when she finally gets the chance to visit, she finds that reality doesn't quite match her daydreams. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sabrina Lewis | 12/17/2013

    " I liked this! I admit that I was skeptical when I started reading it. Cyd's mental narrative isn't really my style so that did take a bit of getting used to. Otherwise, the story was amusing and a very quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryn S | 11/26/2013

    " This was such a good book!!!!! What a sweet story. I loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Wyatt | 11/14/2013

    " I mildly enjoyed this book. It was definitly a young adult book. I like Cyd's quirky personality, but this book kinda left me just feeling "meh" about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahina | 11/10/2013

    " Another hit by one of my favorite teen authors, Rachel Cohn. She is the queen of writing a book that appears light but in fact deals with deep issues that don't get addressed enough in teen fiction. I loved Cyd Charisse and I can't wait to read the follow-up, Shrimp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 10/29/2013

    " this would b in the category everybody should read. but it is a really good book but there r some bad stuff in it. well acctually gross. i skipped mayb 5 pgs total thout the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela Harris | 7/23/2013

    " I very rarely abandon a book but I just would not get through this book! I only read as much as I did because I figured it just had to get better... it had to have a point. But I just couldn't stick it out any longer to find out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/8/2013

    " I think Gingerbread is a great story... but a little bit too much emphasis on the whole "goth" name... Did not take long to read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 CeCe | 11/26/2012

    " All the food nicknames were too much, and I didn't like the voice of the main character. The narration didn't really flow for me. I gave up about 10 pages in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 10/14/2012

    " A cute, albeit vulgar at times, story about a girl who feels left and her (slutty?) attempts to change things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 4/11/2012

    " what a sassy girl "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 4/1/2012

    " This character reminded me of an older Junie B Jones gone bad. Well, not bad, but in the wrong direction. It is an interesting book. I would recommend it for girls ages 15-18. I have not read the other books in the series. I may or may not. This book stands alone though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Lama | 10/26/2011

    " this was also a really good book. it is a three book series!! yay!! im gonna start shrimp. so excited! btw its the second one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 9/13/2011

    " One of my favorites from Rachel Cohn! I love CC's spunky attitude towards life, and Danny is the best big bro ever! You should read this if you like books, because you'll love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 5/8/2011

    " The back of the book says this is thought-provoking book that addresses many sensitive teen issues and Racel Cohn won several awards with it but frankly been there, done that, and actually rather boring. There are other books in the series but I'm not excited to try to slog through another one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luisa | 3/17/2011

    " This book is really good. You become Cyd's best friend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 WhereWeAllComeFrome | 3/13/2011

    " Yeah. I put it off to long. I don't really know why. I mean why I put it off. It was amazing. The narative was real, the words we pretty, and I just felt the whole time ya know? Anyway it was amazing. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/2/2011

    " Fucked up family with a cleaverly funny troubled girl and a splash of Frank Sinatra. It was right up my alley, and one of the only books I read on a yearly basis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/24/2010

    " I liked Ginger Bread, but never felt the need to read the rest of the books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saint | 12/20/2010

    " I think every teenage girl should read this book. Every woman now that I think about it. Rachel Cohn creates characters who worm their way into your hearts with every fault and honest trait about them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 12/6/2010

    " One of my favorites from Rachel Cohn! I love CC's spunky attitude towards life, and Danny is the best big bro ever! You should read this if you like books, because you'll love this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 CeCe | 12/2/2010

    " All the food nicknames were too much, and I didn't like the voice of the main character. The narration didn't really flow for me. I gave up about 10 pages in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonny | 11/27/2010

    " a half way decent story about a girl named Cyd. its a little on the whiny side at times but it is a book that as a teenager i really enjoyed. now though i find it hardly believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 11/17/2010

    " The best and worst part of this book is how it's written. The language is so quirky and fun, but you get so caught up in the banter that you don't really pay attention to the storyline. "

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About the Author
Author Rachel Cohn

Rachel Cohn is the bestselling author of You Know Where to Find Me, Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, Pop Princess, and, with David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. Born in Washington, DC, she graduated from Barnard College in New York and has lived on both coasts. She now lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Carine Montbertrand is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks. When she first started working in the 1990s, she sounded younger than her years and specialized in children’s and young adult titles. Since then she has expanded to fiction for adults and has recorded everything from murder mysteries to fantasy and inspirational titles. She is adept with dialects and accents, voicing characters from countries around the world. She also specializes in English language titles with a French flavor, as she is half French. With her audiobooks, she has the opportunity to tell wonderful stories while finding voices for men, women, children, and sometimes ghosts and extraterrestrials.