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McCormick, Patricia, 1956- (Paperback - 2002 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Cut


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While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.
Authors: McCormick, Patricia, 1956-
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia McCormick
Title: Cut
Publisher: New York :, PUSH,, 2002
Characteristics: 151 p. ; 18 cm.
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Report This Sep 07, 2013
  • blue_panda_691 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is great book. Its about a girl who has problems which is that she cuts herself. Her parents left in a mental hospitial so they can help her. I hope you enjoy this book.

I love this book! It was amazing and I loved the ending. (I cried) it was so amazing and wonderfully written

Report This Dec 28, 2012
  • sunflowerrr rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really thought this was going to be better with all the great reviews. Just wasn't that interesting.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • krystalamanda16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

amazing.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Andreinac13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is wonderful. It inspired me to do wonderful things.

Where can I get this book? It doesn't exist in any of my libraries.

Report This Aug 15, 2012
  • JennComishen rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book was pretty good. I related to the character and found that for once, the authour captured the feelings and the mindset of cutting. However it was really short and left you guessing. It took a few hours to read, and I wished there was more to it, or at least a sequel. I thought this book was going to be even more amazing (lots of people told me it was) but I found it just good. It wasn't that inspirational, however on the very last page I noticed a reader before me wrote "Stay Strong <3" in the space left. That made me smile. Anyone struggling would see that and feel better. It made me even want to write my on inspiring message for the next reader. And maybe I\ll look back on this book in a few months and see a page of inspiration for anyone struggling. <3

Report This Jul 13, 2012
  • kristadu rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Kinda hard to understand...

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

so good to read.....it will keep young adults guessing and seeing what happens next with this girl

Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • jessica_wirth rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This was a seemingly well researched and accurate depiction of institutional life. I would have liked to see it more developed. Dwelve a little deeper into Callie's life and why/how she got started cutting as well as the turning point to her stopping. What made her want to get better? Maybe explore more of her path to recovery and her relationship with her family. I would describe it as a "Girl Interrupted" for young adults. I would definitely check out more by this author, but hope future selections are more faceted.

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Report This Jun 27, 2013
  • blue_panda_691 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_panda_691 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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  • susienor rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

susienor thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

L3Swag thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Report This Aug 20, 2011
  • GamerChick2yrold rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

GamerChick2yrold thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 25

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Callie is a fifteen-year-old girl who refuses to talk to anyone at the institute. She observes; she knows what will happen. She doesn't want anybody to know why she is there, until, that is, a girl named Amanda arrives. Then they all know. Callie isn't there for no reason. She's there because she cuts.

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fifteen-year-old Callie isn't speaking to anybody, not even to her therapist at Sea Pines (nicknamed "Sick Minds"), the residential treatment facility where her parents and doctor sent her after discovering that she self-mutilates. At some point, Callie does begin speaking to her therapist/doctor, and she helps Callie understand why she self-harms. As her story unfolds, Callie reluctantly becomes involved with the other "guests" at Sea Pines—finding her voice and confronting the trauma that triggered her behavior. Callie gets better with the help of Sydney (her roommate), Claire, Debbie, Becca, Tara, Amanda, and Tiffany. Only with the loving support of her family does she learn why she cuts herself.

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Report This Jul 03, 2012
  • AyeeJulissa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"There's no rush, no relief. Just a keen, pulsing pain. I drop the pie plate and grasp my wrist with my other hand, dimly aware even as I'm doing it that it's something I've never done before. Never tried to stop the blood.."

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Ama wipes her hands on her apron, looks up at our old roof with new eyes, and lifts the baby from his basket. She twirls him in the air, her skirts flying around her ankles the way the clouds swirl around the mountain cap--her laughter fresh and strange and musical to my ears.”

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Except on nights when the moon is full. On those nights, the hillside and the valley below are bathed in a magical white light, the glow of the perpetual snows that blanket the mountaintops. On those nights I lie restless in the sleeping loft, wondering what the world is like beyond my mountain home.”

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i wish i wasnt me

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"There's no rush, no relief. Just a keen, pulsing pain. I drop the pie plate and grasp my wrist with my other hand, dimly aware even as I'm doing it that it's something I've never done before. Never tried to stop the blood.."

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Then I placed the blade next to the skin on my palm. 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. What happened next was that a perfect, straight line of blood bloomed up from under the edge of the blade. The line grew into a long, fat bubble, a lush crimson bubble that got bigger and bigger. I watched from above, waiting to see how big it would get before it burst. When it did, I felt awesome. Satisfied, finally. Then exhausted.”

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ice a day we have Group. Group therapy, according to the brochure they give you at the admissions office, is the 'keystone of the treatment philosophy' here at Sick Minds. The real name of the place is Sea Pines, even though there is no sea and there are no pines. My roommate, Sydney, who has a nickname for everything, calls it Sick Minds. Her nickname for me is S. T, for silent treatment.... And this place is called a residential treatment facility. It is not called a loony bin."

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Then I place the blade next to the skine on my palm. A tingle arced across my scalp. The flood tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next. What happened next was thet a perfect, straight line of blood bloomed from under the blade.The line grow into a long, Fat bubbel, A lush crimson bubbel that got bigger and bigger. I watch from above, waiting to see how big it would get before it burst. when it did, I felt awesome. Satisfied, finally. Then exhausted.”

Report This Jun 18, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I imagine you working on me as an algebra problem, reducing me to fractions, crossing out common denominators, until there's nothing left on the page but a line that says x = whatever it is that is wrong with me.”

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