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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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"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.
Not only does Callie have a problem with cutting herself, but also she won't talk about it. At Sea Pines, there are daily meetings where everyone talks about their problems aloud and counselors try to help out with the issues. Callie won't say a word about it. She avoids looking the counselors in the eye so that she wouldn't be called on. Even when she was called on, she rebels and still won't say a word. Can Callie stay silent for so long? Will she handle it? She has to say something, right?
With an inspiring author like Patricia McCormick, how can anyone lose the chance of reading a great book like Cut? McCormick gives so much description and detail into the book that anyone can understand how the character feels. Find out when Callie will crack. Read Cut, by Patricia McCormick.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was a bit shorter than I expected but that's okay because the content completely made up for how short the book was. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Sarah Johnson
wasn't as goodd as I thought it be or heard that it was. kinda disappointed.Published 23 days ago by Jessica
I really liked this book. It's really relatable, and addresses a number of issues with simple neutrality. Really a good read.Published 2 months ago by Kira Budge
Cut was an extremely easy read. It didn't really inform me much about cutting I hadn't already learned about. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amber Evans
Excellent reading. I have used this in my professional realm for understanding and to develop discussion in larger group settings. Read morePublished 8 months ago by HariMari
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 8 months 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 9 months ago by BaumanBookReviews