"I will be as wild as I wanna be." After getting tossed from her posh boarding school, wild, willful, and coffee addicted Cyd Charisse returns to San Francisco to live with her parents. But there's no way Cyd can survive in her parents' pristine house. Lucky for Cyd she's got Gingerbread, her... show more
"I will be as wild as I wanna be." After getting tossed from her posh boarding school, wild, willful, and coffee addicted Cyd Charisse returns to San Francisco to live with her parents. But there's no way Cyd can survive in her parents' pristine house. Lucky for Cyd she's got Gingerbread, her childhood rag doll and confidante, and her new surfer boyfriend. When Cyd's rebelliousness gets out of hand, her parents ship her off to New York City to spend the summer with "Frank real-dad," her biological father. Trading in her parents for New York City grunge and getting to know her bio-dad and step-sibs is what Cyd has been waiting for her whole life. But summer in the city is not what Cyd expects -- and she's far from the daughter or sister that anyone could have imagined.
Publish date: 2003-06
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, High School
Series: Cyd Charisse (#1)
This book is a young girl wanting to explore who she is without having to have permission whether indirect or direct. I believe around this age we all should be out on our own, (with a job) so that when we go to explore we don't have to answer to anybody. It makes it hard to either be at home and ex...
Hmm. Irgendwie weiß ich noch nicht so recht, wie mir das jetzt gefallen hat...
There isn't a tremendous amount going on here. The charm is all Cyd Charisse, a believable young woman coping pretty well with a privileged life without being too spoiled, running into some problems with school, family, guys, but without major trauma. Her family isn't perfect, but you never doubt ...
Surprisingly good. When I found out that this story deals with a teenage delinquent doing social service in a nursing home and confiding in her bio-dad about having had an abortion I thought "Why didn't I examine the plot more closely before I put this book on my wishlist?". Now I was given the boo...