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From the PublisherTwist Magazine Why You'll Dig it: Likeable Cyd will seem like one of your buds.
ELLEGIRL Rachel Cohn's first book, Gingerbread, takes the reader on a journey through the mind of Cyd Charisse, a troubled teenager who's trying to find herself. But this is not just Another Teen Novel: It's pretty edgy...
Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market Cohn's character was inspired by the front of a greeting card given to her by a close friend. "The figure on the card was wearing monster-sized black boots and toting a doll," says Cohn. "She was nothing like other characters I created, but I became a vehicle for who she was instantly."
Kirkus Reviews Cyd Charisse embodies the child/woman nature of adolescence as she tows her doll, Gingerbread, through life.
VOYA Newcomer Cohn's Cyd-isms — "sexy-swish hips" and "New Yorkie York" — bring to mind the funky vocabulary of Francesca Lia Block's hip heroine, Weetzie Bat....All high school and public libraries should add the irrepressible Cyd to their shelves.
Publishers Weekly [Cyd's] magnetic narrative will keep readers hooked.
School Library Journal Funny and irreverent reading with teen appeal that's right on target.