Gingerbread

by Rachel Cohn | Teens |
ISBN: 0689843372 Global Overview for this book
Registered by batgirlmeg on 4/25/2003
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13 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by batgirlmeg on Friday, April 25, 2003
This is a fabulous book by a first time author. It is the story of a young girl named Cyd Charisse, she gets kicked out of boarding school and is moved back home to San Francisco. She is constantly fighting with her mother and lusting after her boyfriend's older brother. Then she decides to go to NYC and see her Dad, thats where everything changes. Her story is unique and you don't often here of teenage girls carrying around dolls, but in Cyd's case it fits. I would reccomend this book to anyone form age 15-25 because those are the people most likely to understand the story, and some material may not be appropriate for those under 15.

Journal Entry 2 by batgirlmeg at My Mailbox in Jamestown, New York USA on Friday, April 25, 2003
Release planned for Saturday, April 26, 2003 at My Mailbox in Jamestown, New York USA.

I will be sending out to my partner on a Teen Book Crossing LMAO through nervousness.org

Journal Entry 3 by pgsahm from Disputanta, Virginia USA on Saturday, May 10, 2003
Rec'd today! I have several bookring books I need to read, but I'll catch up soon and report back on this one! Thanks!

Journal Entry 4 by pgsahm from Disputanta, Virginia USA on Thursday, May 15, 2003
A sad yet uplifting story about a young girl who is caught between two worlds -- childhood and adulthood. This was a good book with an interesting storyline. The word usage was quite different but I guess that's what happens when you're 26 and reading a book written for teenagers... :o) Altogether a short and great read!

Journal Entry 5 by pgsahm at on Thursday, May 15, 2003
Released on Thursday, May 15, 2003 at Bookcrosser's home in postal release, postal release USA.

Mailed this morning to a Canadian BCer for the nervousness LMAO.

Journal Entry 6 by BabyChee from Oakville, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Just Recieved as part of Nervousness.org bookring. =)

Journal Entry 7 by BabyChee from Oakville, Ontario Canada on Thursday, July 17, 2003
For lack of a better word to describe this book, I'd say it was cute. I think better aimed at a younger age group than myself, I enjoyed the adventures of Cyd Charisse, the main character and her dysfunctional family.

Journal Entry 8 by blondebubbles on Tuesday, September 16, 2003
I thought this was a cute book with a fun and feisty character with a great name..."Cyd Charisse". I enjoyed reading about her daily exploits...what she was going to do next...what she would be thinking next...and how at 16 she still had a doll that was her best friend..."Gingerbread". The thing that I didn't like about the book was how sexually active she was for her age and how much she thought about "doing it" all the time. I tried to remember being that age and I really don't feel I was that into the sex thing...I remember wanting to make-out alot...but not the actual "doing-it". I'm not sure if I would want my 13 year old daughter to read this book at this time. I think it would be a little too involved in things I don't want her to be involved in yet. I'm just a mom that wants to keep her kids protected from the world I suppose....however impossible that may be....at least I can try....*smile*

I am now sending this on to a fellow Nervousness.org member as part of a BookCrossing bookring.

Journal Entry 9 by dragon102 from not specified, not specified not specified on Saturday, October 04, 2003
I recieved this book from a bookring on nervousness.org, finished it within a day.

When I first seen the cover of the book I got really excited, I know i know, dont judge a book by its cover- im guilty of that. I being a teenager myself was drawn to the 'punk/goth' style of the girl -ok mostly salivating over the boots.

I wasnt to fond of the over use of todays "slang" used by the character, Cyd Charisse, no teenagers i know use that much slang.

I thought it was a lovely story though, kept me right with it the entire way, Cyd could pass as many of my friends in different ways and maybe a little of myself at that age.. Defanitly a good book for a teen to read but defanitly not under 16 and defanitly not over 18.

Cute read if your looking for a short story.



Journal Entry 10 by spark from San Francisco, California USA on Monday, November 17, 2003
I had my daughter, age 12, read this book -- she read it in 2 sittings cover to cover -- I would say that proves this book appeals to young readers -- she doesn't talk much about stuff like books, but the fact that she couldn't put it down speaks for her...

sending it on its way now to whoever follows me over there on the nervousness page...

Journal Entry 11 by nikel27 from -- Irgendwo / Somewhere --, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Got this book via the nervouss.org BookRing

update:
Great read, thanks for sharing with me.

I'm going to share this book as a "Ray it Forward." I borrowed the idea from crrcookie as well as her explanation of this type of ray.

Let me try and explain what a "Ray It Forward" is. More or less it is the lazy way for me to set up a common BookRay. Ordinarily a BookRay has a list of participants and it gets mailed down the line to the last person who does whatever they wish with the book. Well, I have no desire to maintain a list so this is what I figure. I’ll find the first person that wants this book and send it to them. I just ask that they pass the book along "BookRay" fashion when they are done with it.

If you are in possession of this book then please look for another BookCrosser to pass it to. Check the wish lists, the forums, a yahoo group, the BookRelay, or offer it at a meeting …whatever way you choose to pass it on is up to you. If it seems that no other BookCrossers want it then send it along its way as a wild release but this should be a last resort.

What are the advantages of Ray it Forward?

Time frame – I ask that you pass the book along in a couple months or so but because there is not a "waiting list" the time is a little more relaxed than a standard BookRay.

Shipping Preferences – Choose your own. If you need to post within your own country then do so. If you choose to send international that is great too. If postal costs are a problem right now then hand it to another BookCrosser at a meeting, release to an OBCZ, ask for postage from the receiver or find some other way to get the book in the hands of another BookCrosser.

***Please note that it would be polite to let the next person know that this is a Ray It Forward book before you pass it along to them so that they will know that they will be expected to pass it on in a couple months.




Journal Entry 12 by nikel27 at Post Office in BookRay, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (3/14/2008 UTC) at Post Office in BookRay, Ginsheim -- Controlled Releases

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Please read, and pass along. thanks

Journal Entry 13 by Moonwoolf from Azambuja, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Saturday, April 05, 2008
Arrived today, thanks, after reading it i'll pass it to other crosser. :)

Journal Entry 14 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 27, 2009
thank you very much moonwolf for this late Christmas present. We all liked it a lot and are looking forward to reading the books!

Just noticed this is a Ray It Forward, have to keep this in mind ;-)

Journal Entry 15 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
First of all, have to tell that I'm not at all in the age-category this book is written for, being male and almost 50...
Wouldn't allow my 14-year old daughter to read this one yet, seen the setting of the story and the way the main character looks upon certain things.

It took me a bit to get into the line of writing and vocabulary of the girl, but after some 20 pages it worked out well. The set-up is quite interesting and the way the characters are described fit with a teenage book. The end is left very open, would expect the writer to have written a continuation to it. But all in all a good book for ages 16-20 (at the most) wanting to read a story about how it feels like being between childhood and adult from the point of view of a 16-year old girl.

Journal Entry 16 by Tiina65 from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I picked this book up at Helsinki meeting tonight. (My first meeting ever! It was nice! Unfamiliar faces with very familiar names..) The cover was intriguing.. the black boots and dress combined with the ragdoll hanging from her hand. I started reading on my way home on the bus.
Thanks, hippolein, for bringing the book to the meeting! I will surely read it and pass it on.

Journal Entry 17 by Tiina65 from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 22, 2009
I really enjoyed reading this book! Cyd Charisse was smart and funny and insightful, even if she was a bit obsessed with physical intimacy. I could easily relate to the mother (me being over 40 with three kids between 10 and 14) and this made me think about how I handle the tough parental challenges. I find myself lacking..
I don't think I will ask my oldest to read this, he might not appreciate it. But I do recommend it to young adults and older ones, as well. It is a quick read and a good story. And lots of interesting observations and cute thoughts in it.

Journal Entry 18 by Tiina65 at Sokos in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (9/8/2009 UTC) at Sokos in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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This book is going to Candy Darling with kind help from RoryG. Hope you like it!

Journal Entry 19 by wingCandyDarlingwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, November 02, 2009
Thank you for the book, I'm looking forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 20 by wingCandyDarlingwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, July 11, 2011
This was a nice read, I could relate to Cyd Charisse even though I'm twice her age. I read the previous reviews, and it's interesting how different people have different opinions about Cyd's sexuality. Personally, at 16, I was just as interested in sex as Cyd was, if not more. ;) I would recommend this to teenagers and anyone who likes teen books.

Journal Entry 21 by wingCandyDarlingwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (7/12/2011 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Gave this to a bookcrosser at the Helsinki BookCrossing meet-up.

Journal Entry 22 by LaPitchoune at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This book was waiting for a new reader on the table at our meeting in Helsinki, so I picked it up to go home with me. I liked the stripes, and I'm hoping to pass this on to someone who will appreciate this kind of literature.

As for my own experience, it seems like an OK read. The plot seems somewhat predictable, though, I suppose.

Journal Entry 23 by oO-littera-Oo at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, July 23, 2011
Picked up from Finncon. Kinda interesting, that the book's originally inspired by a drawing. Would be nice to see that one...

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