From National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, a new look for her debut novel, which THE BOSTON GLOBE called "Riveting and hopeful, sweet, heartbreaking."A tingle arced across my scalp. The floor tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to... show more
From National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, a new look for her debut novel, which THE BOSTON GLOBE called "Riveting and hopeful, sweet, heartbreaking."A tingle arced across my scalp. The floor tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next. Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside. Now she's at Sea Pines, a "residential treatment facility" filled with girls struggling with problems of their own. Callie doesn't want to have anything to do with them. She doesn't want to have anything to do with anyone. She won't even speak. But Callie can only stay silent for so long....
Publish date: May 1st 2011
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Banned Books
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, High School
I didn't really find any connection with any of the characters even an understanding of why they do those things. I'm happy with how the ending went considering how Callie was determined to be better. I think she meant a whole lot more than her obvious tendency to cut herself.
Years ago I bought the book because I wanted to feel some sort of connection and understanding with someone else that was going through the same sort of thing I was dealing with at the time, even if that someone was fictional. However, this book wasn't what I thought it was going to be. It was very ...
The story itself wasn't particularly endearing to me, but the message is important enough to make this a crucial read for YA. I'm glad we have it in our collection at the library.
Actual rating: 3.5This review originally appeared as a guest review on Smash Attack Reads!: http://www.smashattackreads.com/2011/11/guest-review-cut-by-patricia-mccormick.htmlI was torn on how to rate Cut. When it comes to tackling the issue of cutting and what it entails, I thought that Cut fell i...
I like the "you" stuff. And I'm not saying more than that. Except thinking of this book makes me think of the donut part and makes me want a fucking donut, badly.