Product Details

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.69 X 0.78 X 8.67 inches | 0.58 pounds

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About the Author

Rachel Cohn is the bestselling author of You Know Where to Find Me, Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, Pop Princess, and, with David Levithan, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, and Dash & Lily's Book of Dares as well as the tween novels The Steps and Two Steps Forward. Born in Washington, DC, she graduated from Barnard College in New York and has lived on both coasts. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at


Twist 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.