Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Cut by Patricia McCormick is written from the perspective of fifteen-year-old Callie who is in a girl's home or some sort of institution due to her habit of cutting herself. Although the novel is from her perspective, Callie does not talk at all during therapy or group or to her roommate. Callie learns about the other girls in her group, but doesn't seem able or willing to talk about herself until they threaten to remove her from the home because of her non-participation. She then has to decide if she really does want to get better or if she's fine continuing to cut herself and remain silent. Read this book if you like young adult fiction, if small, quick books are your favorite, or if you want to learn more about this strange phenomenon affecting young girls. I give it a 7 out of 10.


Sonnet Farrell said...

This book freaked me out. Yet, I could never keep copies of it on my shelf because they kept getting stolen.

Lisa said...

It was a little freaky, but I felt an odd connection with Callie. Not necessarily the cutting part, but the wanting to turn in on yourself so as not to deal with reality. I've had one student read it so far, and she didn't like it. I was surprised.