"Cyd Charisse (named after the dancer) is a unique young woman of opposites: tough on the outside, mush in the middle; supremely confident but only with the help of her doll; and clear on what she wants but only after much deliberation. Unfortunately, Carine Montbertrand's deep, older voice does not sound like a teen's. In this sequel to GINGERBREAD, the plucky heroine faces the many challenges of her senior year as she searches for independence while wanting to hold on to friends, family, and Shrimp, her ex-boyfriend, who may not need her as much as she needs him. Vocal tone aside, Montbertrand successfully conveys the contradictory emotions of a young woman looking for love without losing herself. M.M.O. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"