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Shrimp (Cyd Charisse #2)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  3,493 ratings  ·  130 reviews
Sassy Cyd Charisse returns in Shrimp, the “compelling…and light-hearted” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) sequel to the sharp and funny novel Gingerbread.

If Cyd Charisse knows one thing, it’s that Shrimp is her true love. Shrimp, the hottest pint-size surfer-artist in San Francisco. That boy (as her mother called him), who was the primary cause of Cyd being grounded to
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Kasia S.
The follow up novel to the fun and spunky "Gingerbread" is even better than expected and it succeeds in drawing the reader deeper into the colorful world of teen Cyd Charisse. I would strongly suggest reading the first book to get the full effect of the depth the author has created, after all knowing where Cyd comes from makes her future even more interesting! Cyd is on the lookout for romance, good food and new friends and finding that perfect cup of coffee someone has her obsessed with...

Kasia S.
The follow up novel to the fun and spunky "Gingerbread" is even better than expected and it succeeds in drawing the reader deeper into the colorful world of teen Cyd Charisse. I would strongly suggest reading the first book to get the full effect of the depth the author has created, after all knowing where Cyd comes from makes her future even more interesting! Cyd is on the lookout for romance, good food and new friends and finding that perfect cup of coffee someone has her obsessed with...

Please be aware that Shrimp is the second book in a series. In order to give even the briefest synopsis, this review does contain spoilers to the first book.

Shrimp basically picks up right where Gingerbread left off. Cyd Charisse returns from New York City after getting to know her bio-dad Frank and her half-sibs Danny and lisBETH. Back in San Francisco, Cyd's only goal is to get back with her "one true love" Shrimp. And to avoid her mother's endless stack of college applications. CC (as she is
Jan 17, 2009 Jeanette rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who read Gingerbread (the first book)
I read Gingerbread when I was in middle school, and when I found out there was a sequel called "Shrimp" I couldn't find it anywhere!! But since I have recently reacquainted myself with my local library, I finally came across it and read it. Now, I don't know what the problem was... maybe I should have re-read Gingerbread first because it was so many years ago that I read it, or maybe I just didn't like the story anymore the way I did the first time. Like, some parts of the book were really great ...more
I picked this book up because I thought it was a more feminine book. Reading about women issues can open up many doors to make text to self connections. After finishing this book, I realized it was a sequel to Gingerbread. This book was not as good as I expected to be when I first picked it up. The protagonist, Cyd Charisse, comes back from NYC after meeting her biological father. In this book, she goes on a journey where she tries to get her boyfriend, Shrimp, back, whom she broke up with befor ...more
Sammy Nicholas
The book was really funny and realistic. I can see some of that happening in real life. I love Danny hes my favorite character! In this book you see different sides of the characters compared to the sides of the characters you saw in the first book. They all grew up in a way which made the book more possible, because we are all growing up everyday we dont always stay the same. I really liked this book it was so funny, realistic, and I enjoyed reading it!
Rachel Cohn had me at page 19. That's where she mentioned babies (and may I quote, "apple-cheeked babies so adorable that you just want to pick them up and smother them in kisses") and I just keeled over and fell in love with the whole thing. If that didn't make sense, then you should know that: one of my Achilles' heels are BABIES! I JUST CANNOT RESIST EVEN THE MERE MENTION OF THEM.
Okay, that was a bit out-of-the-point. But I love this book, I LOVE how Cohn writes! It's like she has her own voc
The book I am reviewing is “Shrimp” by Rachel Cohn. This book is fiction but it could also call it realistic fiction. This book is the second in its 3 book series. Shrimp is about an already developed character named Cyd Charisse who just returned from New York, where the last book left off. In this book Cyd charisse returns from New York and is ready to get the love of her life back Shrimp. To briefly summarize this book, a girl named Cyd Charisse nicknamed CC is trying to get whom she believes ...more
I never read Gingerbread, even though it’s the first in the series/trilogy. I started with Shrimp. And I have to say, I wasn’t lost one bit. Cohn makes it so you don’t feel as though you’re missing out on anything important and MUST start with Gingerbread, and that’s a plus for me.

As far as characters go, Cyd is very likeable. I love her voice: it’s relatable, edgy, spunky. And Shrimp – he’s adorable. At first the two of them seem shallow and underdeveloped, but then their personalities expand
In spite of her motley past, Cyd Charisse, recovering hellion, is such a mixture of naiveté and wistfulness that you can't help but be in her corner. In her first book, Gingerbread, Cyd backslid a few times too often and was shipped off to New York City to spend time with her 'bio dad.'

In Shrimp, Cyd is back home in San Francisco and beginning her senior year at her alternative high school. She is in a hurry to reclaim her lost love and soul mate, Shrimp. With this mission in mind, Cyd Charisse
***WARNING...This may contain spoilers because it is part of a series (and it is kind of hard to discuss this book without referring to the previous novels in the series)***

Cyd Charisse is back in San Francisco for her senior year. This time around she is totally looking forward to her partial attendance of school (Sid-Dad hooked her up with a work experience program) and she's also looking forward to getting back together with Shrimp (her true love).

Things aren't all that simple for CC because
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Liza Wiemer
Cyd Charisse's complicated life continues in book two, with a focus on Shrimp and the mixed-up feelings CC has for him. He is her soulmate? Her one and only, or just her first true love? There's more confusion with the relationships CC has with her half-siblings and parents. I'm really glad I read this novel and will most definitely pick up the last one in the series, but I must say that this novel left me feeling really churned up. Seriously, these are really messed-up people. Mistakes are repe ...more
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Auch das zweite Buch um Cyd Charisse und ihre Familie und Freunde hat mich sehr gefallen. Es hatte Herz, Charme und Witz. Ich mag es, dass Cyd nicht als perfekte junge Dame dargestellt wird, sondern oft auch als naiver Teenager. Sie ist nicht blöd, aber sie verfällt auch schnell dem Gefühl der großen Liebe (oder großen Ungerechtigkeit), das man je älter man wird gern mal belächelt. Im Endeffekt holt sie ihre Cleverness aber auch immer wieder ein und sie erkennt, was die wirklich richtigen Entsch ...more
So far, this book is got my attention. It really keeps me reading. It's about this young girl, Cyd Charisse, "The Little Hellion," who is a 17 year old girl in love with a boy named Shrimp. She's not an ordinary girl, she's into her own things. The opra music, coffee, into surfer guys, lives in San Francisco, and she's got 2 younger siblings, and 2 older siblings, a mom and a step dad who she lives with, and her bio-dad lives in New York. She recently just got back from being kicked out of a boa ...more
Cyd Charisse, or CC as she now wants to be called, is back from her summer with bio-dad in New York and ready to get it on again with Shrimp. The only problem is she can't find him. Off visiting his parents in some country, Shrimp is MIA so CC does the unthinkable: become friends with girls. Gasp. Starting senior year isn't all that thrilling to CC except that it's the last year of torture (finally!). But the real problem she's facing is how to maintain the truce with Nancy and how to get back w ...more
This book was a sequel of sorts to "Gingerbread" which I actually have an amusing story about. I worked at a library for years and was familiar with alot of the books here. We had a teenager come in one day wearing black and white striped tights just like the girl on the cover of "Gingerbread". I immediately ran and found the book and pressed it into the girl's hands to borrow. I didn't see her again, but I like to think she loved the book and related to it specifically. Perhaps I changed her li ...more
Shrimp at first was not recommended to me. A friend was reading it and she told me she did not like it. I decided to give it a try to figure it out myself. Looking at the title was kind of weird. Shrimp? Shrimp is one of the characters in the book. The main character CC was in love with Shrimp and needed to get him back. This book really interested me as I was reading because first of all it was about love. My favorite subject to read and write about. Second reason why I really liked it was beca ...more
After her summer in NYC, Cyd Charisse has a slightly different outlook on life arriving back in California. Happy to have her freedom, she’s lookingg forward to the year, which she plans to make the year of Shrimp.

Much to her dismay, Shrimp is MIA, and rumors abound about his whereabouts and whether he’ll be back or not. After running into his brother’s girlfriend, Cyd finds out that he will indeed be back, but with a slight change: his parents.

As it turns out, that will be only the first of man
I really loved this series of books. Cyd Charisse is a lovable and relateable character which is what really made me stay with the series. She is a character that goes through all the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. Misunderstood, feeling like she doesn't belong anywhere not even with her own family and falling in love for the first time. Granted CC is quite the wild child, but it was as if I, the reader, reformed with her throughout the series. I think Shrimp and Cupcake are defini ...more
I want to say I really liked this book, but compared to "Gingerbread" it was just okay. I re-read "Gingerbread" to prep for this sequel only to be surprised that Cohn takes you through all the important events of the previous book much in the beginning. I still adore the main character, Cyd Charisse, now referred to as CC, and really liked the introduction of some new characters like the Wonderwoman drawing, punk asian Helen, but the storyline in this one wasn't as special. The next book in the ...more
Feb 20, 2009 Marilyn rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 10th grade and above, particularly girls
What can I say - I tried to like this book. The writing is well-done, most of the characters were interesting, GREAT setting (San Francisco), it just didn't work for me. Maybe because I really didn't care about the main character and her "one true love". I found them both to be navel gazers to such a degree that they were no longer believable. Maybe it would've been better if I'd read the first two books in the series, Gingerbread and Cupcake. I don't know, but I can tell you right now, I have t ...more
3 1/2 stars. This is the second book in the trilogy about CeeCee. It picks up where the first book left off after she returns to San Francisco to live with her mother, stepfather, and younger half siblings. She resumes her relationship with her artist/surfer boyfriend, Shrimp, and she makes some girl friends for the first time. We get the sense that CeeCee is ready to grow up and become the person we, the readers, know she can be.

I enjoyed this book very much and again have to acknowledge the au
I swear, this is the best book ever! Well, besides the Vampire Academy series :) I read this book non-stop for two days :D I still kept reading when my mom calls me in for lunch/dinner. I only do this with really great books, like this. I don't like drama, but I love reading books about them, because the way the author wrote it caught me attention. I was a bit sad coming to the end of this book because our school doesn't have the follow up book for this series :/ Overall, it was a great book and ...more
Alissa Bach
In this sequel to Gingerbread, Cyd Charisse and love-of-her-life Shrimp have decided to take a break so Shrimp can travel halfway around the world to surf. Meanwhile, Cyd is torn: Between her New York family and her San Fransisco family, between who she is and who her parents expect her to be, between wanting Shrimp back and being angry with him. Quite possibly even better than the first book in the series!
This book was very good. CC wanted her "true love" to come back. She grew up over the summer very fast, when she went to her bio-dad's house in New York. There she meet her step-brother Danny who became her best friend. She was planning on what to do with her life after high school. CC ended up getting Shrimp back, but soon realized in order to go on her in life that she has to leave him.
Abigail Hubble
I enjoyed this book for much of it’s humor, but found myself disoriented by the stark contrast between the main character’s lack of judgement and the very heavy issues she was dealing with. That being said, I adored much of her more serious insight into matters.

The book largely deals with a sixteen year-old girl, Cyd Charisse, coming to terms with her step-father, biological father and finding her place in the world. However, it is also later revealed in the book that she has had an abortion. Th
Finally read this on my Kindle after NEVER being able to find a real copy that matches my Gingerbread and Cupcake covers. It was cool to read more about CC and get to know Shrimp a little better. He's definitely hot (um, sort of reminds me of my boyfriend, actually), but not the "perfect boy," which I guess is a good thing. I'm looking forward to Cupcake.
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Kaitlin Michelle
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the first book, Gingerbread. Cyd Charisse has decided to change her name to CC, as her older brother Danny dubbed her in New York. This entire book focuses on CC growing up, and learning to make friends, and how to love Shrimp in a true love kind of way, and not an obsessive, clingy kind of way. She actual ends up befriending her enemy Autumn, who Shrimp had a hook up (but not all the way) with. I liked how CC matured in this book, but the drama became a ...more
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9th Grade SSR: Shrimp by Rachel Cohn 1 2 Apr 19, 2013 09:46AM  
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Rachel grew up in the D.C. area and graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Political Science. She has written many YA novels, including three that she cowrote with her friend and colleague David Levithan. She lives and writes (when she's not reading other people's books, organizing her music library or looking for the best cappuccino) in New York City.
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