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by Rachel Cohn | Teens
Registered by fantasy221 of Hackensack, New Jersey USA on 11/18/2006
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by delaniamac): to be read

4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by fantasy221 from Hackensack, New Jersey USA on Saturday, November 18, 2006

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Reserved for teen vbb

According to stepdad, Sid, Cyd Charisse is a "recovering hellion." Kicked out of boarding school, the teen returns home to San Francisco. True to her wild nature and obsession with boys, she does anything to get a rise from her parents. She is grounded in her "puke-princess bedroom" after being caught out overnight again with surfer-boyfriend, Shrimp. Finally, Sid and Nancy send her to bio-dad in NYC. Meeting her real father and family has long been Cyd's dream. Since he was married with children when her mom had an affair with him, he is virtually a stranger to her. When Cyd got in trouble at boarding school and needed money for an abortion though, she called him. He didn't remember Gingerbread, the rag doll he gave her when she was five, but he helped her out. Cyd Charisse sees herself when she meets him 11 years later. She finds excitement working in her gay half-brother's caf‚ as a barista and exploring New York. Confrontations with her older half-sister and brief talks with her father bring Cyd more knowledge about her families on both coasts. Her strong, independent, and kinky personality; realistic take on life; and quick mind make her a memorable character. Cohn works wonders with snappy dialogue, up-to-the-minute language, and funny repartee. Her contemporary voice is tempered with humor and deals with problems across two generations. Funny and irreverent reading with teen appeal that's right on target. 

Journal Entry 2 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

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This came in the mail today. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks, fantasy! 

Journal Entry 3 by yourotherleft from Danville, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, July 26, 2007

8 out of 10

Though I'm continually surprised at the more mature subject matter being included in teen fiction these days (because it was ooohhhh so long ago that I was teenager - just kidding), I think Cohn does a fantastic job with this story. Cyd is, indeed, a recovering hellion, and one with real problems and real desires that are outside of the realm of her parents' understanding, and struggle though they might (and might not) her parents can't seem to earn her confidence. The dialogue and Cyd's voice are refreshingly honest, and you can't help but love and pull for Cyd as she works through her problems with both of her families and with herself.

Appa grabbed this out of the teen book box, so I'll be sending this off to her in the very near future. 

Journal Entry 4 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Sunday, September 02, 2007

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This has arrived safely. Thank you! 

Journal Entry 5 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, November 06, 2007

10 out of 10

Putting this back in the Teen VBB for someone else to enjoy. This was a very emotional book for me as I had a friend go through some of the same choices as Cyd Charisse - and she was just as alone at the time. 

Journal Entry 6 by appaloosatb from Rochester, Minnesota USA on Saturday, March 01, 2008

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Mailing to k_kay. Enjoy! 

Journal Entry 7 by delaniamac from Columbia, Tennessee USA on Monday, March 10, 2008

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Thanks so much appa. I thought this book sounded so awesome when i seen it in the teen vbb and can't wait to read it. Alas to Mt. TBR it goes. 

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