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Publisher's Summary

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.
(P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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"...her magnetic narrative will keep readers hooked." (Publishers Weekly)

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Great story, meh narration

Gingerbread is one of my favorite books. I probably wouldn't be the person I am if it wasn't for this story. I loved how honest it was about sex and being a teenage girl. I wish the narration was better, maybe a bit younger sounding but still I don't feel like I wasted my money getting this.

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wrong narrator for slang

Story was engaging, but the narrator was NOT a match! She sounded very awkward with the style of language: a middle aged woman reading the part of a teenager, and the slang used in the book sounded very uncomfortable in this reader's mouth! It became embarrassing to listen--the subject matter was edgy, but the right narrator could have made it more comfortable.