Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cut: The review

Patricia McCormick

Info on book
Published  in February of 2002
Published by First scholastic/push printing
151 pages
YA Fiction

The story revolves around Callie, a teen girl who is currently a resident at Sea Pines a residential treatment center for girls. Based on the title I assume you can guess her addiction, cutting. The book revolves around Callie's visits with her counselor, time in the center, and flashbacks. 
Callie starts as a unwilling participant of any form of treatment. She gives everyone the silent treatment earning her the nickname S.T. Callie wants nothing to do with the other girls at "sick minds" which the other girls have named Sea Pines. When new girl Amanda, a fellow cutter, joins their group and her counselor threatens that if she doesn't start talking soon her spot in the program will be given to someone else. Callie finally starts talking when she can no longer handle the silence.

The book is written where you the reader is a character, the counselor.
I like the characters and Callie's character's growth is believable to me.

The story doesn't start with her spilling her guts about everything like some other books do. In fact she never tell  anyone  in book the whole story yet.

This book only scratches the surface on the self mutilation topic. The book does not go in-depth of the characters problems. You never really understand the depth of any of their problems. If you are looking for an in-depth view on cutting you can't find it here.

I really liked this book and I would recommend it to anyone who just wants a peek into the self mutilation subject. Who knows it might make you want to find more books on real life problems.

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