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Cut Paperback – Color, May 1, 2011
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Patricia McCormick's first novel is authentic and deeply moving. Callie suffers from a less familiar teen problem--she cuts herself to relieve her inner frustrations and guilt. The hope and hard-won progress that comes at the conclusion of the novel is believable and heartening for any teen reader who feels alone in her (or his) angst. Along with Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak and E.L. Konigsburg's Silent to the Bone, McCormick's Cut expertly tackles an unusual response to harrowing adolescent trouble. (Ages 14 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
More About the Author
Her debut novel, "Cut" is a sensitive portrayal of one girl's struggle with self-injury; it has sold nearly a million copies. "SOLD," a searing novel written in vignettes, and "Never Fall Down," based on the true story of a boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia, were National Book Award finalists. Her other books, "My Brother's Keeper", and "Purple Heart" have received numerous awards.
She worked recently with Malala Yousafzai, on the young readers' edition of "I am Malala," the story of the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for standing up for her right to an education.
For more information: http://www.pattymccormick.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Patricia-McCormick/150993641605301
Top Customer Reviews
"Cut" is not a novel about the issue of cutting. It is a novel about a girl in an adolescent psychiatric ward. As written, the book is a very diluted version of "Girl, Interrupted," describing Callie's stay in the ward and some experiences with her therapist and with the other patients. With very little effort, this book could be rewritten as a story of a girl with an eating disorder or a substance abuse problem--the type of mental-health issue is unimportant to the plot.
If you are looking for a story about life in a psychiatric ward, written at a middle school level, this book is perfect and very readable. If, however, you are looking for a book for older teens or adults, or for a book specifically confronting the issue of self-injury, you will likely find "Cut" very disapppointing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either. The ending really hit home for me. A lot of what this book was about reminded me about my past, the secrecy behind my self-injury and... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Cristina Isabel
This book has been out for awhile. I remember always seeing it on shelves when I was at various bookstores, but I never picked it up. Read morePublished 10 days ago by BaumanBookReviews
This is an amazing book. It really gives you a look inside the mind of someone struggling with self injury. It's very important to see these people as just that, people. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Virginia W.
If you need help understanding why people cut then I highly suggest this book.Published 2 months ago by TF
The book Cut was written by Patricia McCormick in October 2000. I give this book of fiction three stars out of five. Read morePublished 2 months ago by YE
I like this book because it reminds me of when I was in the hospital and things were very similarPublished 3 months ago by Josh