Published in 2002, Gingerbread is the story of Cyd Charisse, a teen who makes her way from a posh New England boarding school to her home in San Francisco and then to the larger-than-life streets of New York City, where she hopes to bond with the biological father she’s idealized for over a decade. In the book, author Rachel Cohn explores the ideas of blended families, chosen families, unhealthy relationships, and tough choices. On Episode 69, Alli and her guest Kristina fangirl over Cohn’s writing, take a deep dive into the way the book portrays abortion, recap Cyd Charisse’s highly emotional journey through the novel, and so much more.
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CHECK OUT KRISTINA’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
Red at the Bone: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
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“Gingerbread” (Publishers Weekly, 2002)
“Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn” (What Vanessa Reads, 2008)
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