Tuesday, July 21, 2009

June 18, 09 Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn

Blogosphere, Welcome.

Gingerbread is about Cyd Charisse, caffeine addict, crazy, rebellious teen is having a great time in San Francisco in the summer with her surfer boyfriend, Shrimp, her old lady best friend, Sugar, and her stuffed doll Gingerbread that she got the first time she met her father. After her sneaking out, her parents decide that it's time for her to visit her father in New York. Cyd Charisse is thrilled and soon begins on her adventure to discover the family she never had.

I was slightly dissappointed with this book after reading Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, which was a collab between David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. I loved the writing of this book, but I felt Cohn was making Cyd overtly cool and individualistic. I really liked the quirky characters and how witty Cyd was. I felt the book was an intro though, considering it's only about a hundred and fifty pages. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel, Shrimp, and I hope it will live up to my expectations.

Emma Out!


  1. I just love the cover. I have boots just like that from my goth days. I'll have to give it a try.

  2. You were goth? My mother will be proud that I have a friend who was once a goth. Not joking. Promise.