Cut by Patricia McCormickCut by Patricia McCormick


byPatricia McCormick

Paperback | May 1, 2011

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"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...
Patricia McCormick has worked as a free-lance magazine and newspaper writer, contributing regularly to The New York Times and Parents magazine, where she reviewed children's books and family movies. Cut is her first novel.
Title:CutFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.05 × 5.02 × 0.38 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545290791

ISBN - 13:9780545290791

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great book Loved this booked really opened my eyes
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great story loved this book. told a beautiful story about depression without glorifying mental illness. there were a few graphic scenes but it was overall not too bad that way.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book without excessive triggers I think, this is a good book for young adults and teenagers. It doesn't stigmatize and gives hope without gloriffying certain conditions.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A "positive" look on mental illness I absolutely loved this book!! "Cut" has really opened my eyes to the depression and self-harm that the girls have done to themselves. But this book also shows the effort that Callie has made in her treatment. I think that this book is an amazing piece of writing and I think that it could change some people's minds about mental illnesses.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't sugar coat it Although mental illness is different for everyone, this book does not sugar coat it. I also loved this book because it is not filled with an overwhelming amount of content.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Insightful This book really opened my eyes to the struggle of people who self-harm and to people with mental illnesses.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is amazing. self harm and mental illness are rarely depicted in books. This book though tells a story of whats its like to struggle with that. I can't even say how many times i have re read this book.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Book I Go Back To I originally stole this book from my older sister six years ago and was entranced by the content. Since then. I've met friends who also have the book and can't help but bringing it up. Self-harm is a topic that is not often written about, especially since the representation of it can often be bad or misleading. For the time of the release, I'm sure that the content was extremely accurate and it was most likely beneficial for McCormick to research for years before reading it. Some who have experiences with self-harm may argue that it isn't realistic, but as readers, we must bear in mind that with something as personal as this, it's different for everyone, as shown with Callie and Amanda, who seem to be very opposite in their feelings on it in the book.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful This book gives a realistic description about self harm in real life and it has many life lessons, it may be triggering to some people because of the detail, however it is a very good book to read if you are going though a rough time and need something to relate to
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty interesting the plot is very unique, it also teaches some life lessons.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I enjoyed this book a lot. It gave an accurate description of self-harm as it is lived by many adolescents. Some parts of the book may be triggering for some people but overall, it has a positive vibe.
Date published: 2016-11-19

Editorial Reviews

An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult ReadersA New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age"Riveting and hopeful, sweet, heartbreaking." - The Boston Globe"A thoughtful look at teenage mental illness and recovery." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Like E. L. Konigsburg's Silent to the Bone and Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, Cut is another authentic sounding novel in which elective mutism plays a part, this time with humor making the pain of adolescence gone awry more bearable." - Booklist