Cupcake by Rachel Cohn

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When Cyd Charisse moves from San Francisco to start a new life in New York City, she leaves behind her family -- and her true love, Shrimp.

She wants to find a cool job, the city's best caffeination and most perfect cupcake, and a hot new love. But the reality of CC's new life hits some unexpected obstacles, including a broken leg that renders her immobile; the joy and aggravation of sharing an apartment with a roommate who's also an older brother; and a tasty selection of guys -- none of whom measure up to Shrimp.

Then, just when CC starts to get her new life on track, her old love returns. Shrimp has given up on his plans to live and surf in New Zealand and arrives in NYC with nothing to do other than to be with CC. And this time CC is determined that she and Shrimp will not repeat their old mistakes.

This third book about reformed hellion Cyd Charisse is just as unforgettable as Gingerbread and Shrimp.

About Rachel Cohn

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Author Bio: Rachel Cohn is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, including Gingerbread, Shrimp and Cupcake and, with David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.
Published January 4, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The cast of characters doesn’t extend much beyond that of previous installments, but a broken leg leads to “hello mutant tall woman with the new bottomful bottom, who needs jeans two sizes bigger than her old ones, which isn’t too terrible when you consider the upper end of her filling out.” Desp...

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This book once again covers a lot of ground, including CC's first fight with Danny, the death of a friend and a trip back to California to see her parents (and to track down Shrimp), but CC's authentic voice keeps the story grounded.

Dec 04 2006 | Read Full Review of Cupcake

Suite 101

Boy is a coming of age story for every ordinary teenage girl.

Nov 06 2009 | Read Full Review of Cupcake

Teen Reads

At the end of Rachel Cohn's last novel about independent, unconventional Cyd Charisse ("CC" for short), Cyd surprised even herself when she turned down a proposal from the perfect guy --- Shrimp, the surfer boy love of her life --- to encourage him to follow his dreams in New Zealand and allow he...

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Youth Services Book Review

This story takes place right after a break up with her true love, surfing, coffee drinking, California loving, Shrimp.

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