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From National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick, a new look for her debut novel, which THE BOSTON GLOBE called "Riveting and hopeful, sweet. "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. Get print book. No eBook available Cut: Bericht einer Selbstverletzung. Front Cover. Patricia McCormick QR code for Cut Author, Patricia McCormick.
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Fifteen-year-old Callie is so withdrawn that she's not speaking to anyone, including her therapist at the residential treatment facility where her parents and doctor. Patricia McCormick, a two-time National Book Award finalist, is the author of several critically acclaimed books: SOLD, Cut, Never Fall Down Cut, Never Fall Dow. 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.
Callie is a fifteen year-old cutter who is a patient at Sea Pines, but half of the time I was reading I forgot that she was in treatment for cutting because most of the book is centered around her social inabilities. It's never really explained why she cuts, how it started, or how she feels about I find it very strange that Patricia McCormick spent three years of her life doing research for a page book that really had no detail, description, story line, or character development of any kind.
It's never really explained why she cuts, how it started, or how she feels about it. It's like the author didn't want to give readers any ideas by going into too much detail. It was just weird, like Callie didn't even really know what cutting was, just something she did every now and again. But for no particular reason. And it didn't even seem to make her feel better! Or whatever emotions one experiences after self-mutilation. She goes to therapy everyday and tells vague stories about her life that really don't seem to totally relate to her problem.
The book ends with Callie coming to some sort of realization and "going down to [her therapist's] office first thing in the morning and tell[ing her] everything. It was a huge cop out! What's "everything"? What's the point of this story? What did Patricia McCormick do for three years while she was supposedly researching? I find self harm to be one of the most complex and difficult to understand of mental health issues.
You can't really write a simple book about it. Sep 10, Robotribble rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Other People?
I remember reading this book when I was eleven or so, and I found it really interesting. The way it's written [the main character speaks in a way that she addresses You yourself, as if you're her counselor] sort of just sucks you in, and you sort of find yourself in Callie's head, seeing things the way she sees them.
I read this book back when I was a normal little kid, too. The subject matter didn't really bother me then I guess, because it's really, really a fascinating book. View 1 comment. Apr 18, m i C h e Lx3 rated it it was amazing.
Interview with Patricia McCormick, Author of Sold
We all get depressed every now and then in our lives and to cure ourselves is a good laugh. But could you picture yourself becoming seriously depressed and your only relief is to self mutilate? Patricia McCormick, the author of "Cut", can.
This book is written in the first-hand account of the author. Patricia describes growing up as an empty teen with many hardships and her only escape is to hold a blade against her skin and cut. To think that her troubles would stop there, she's sent to Sea Pi We all get depressed every now and then in our lives and to cure ourselves is a good laugh.
To think that her troubles would stop there, she's sent to Sea Pines or what she calls "Sick Minds", an institution for depressed and troubled teens like herself. McCormick describes her life as a "cutter" and life in a mental hospital. You may ask yourself "How did she get this way? After school, she went home to an empty, broken home. A home in which nobody is there to hear her cry out after a long frustrating day in school.
Her mother works long, exhausting hours just to make ends meet. While her peers go home to both parents, a mother and a father, who listens to their needs.
Knowing that she lacks a stable family, she results to cutting and is then sent to Sea Pines Hospital. At Sea Pines, the author is confined in a small hospital room and she goes to group therapy where she talks to other teen patients that are there due to their own personal problems such as anorexia, bulimia, and drug abuse.
Listening to these people's personal problems, causes her to have the powerful urge to cut. For McCormick and other cutters, it's an addiction. While receiving help, she learns that cutting is a dangerous and stressful way to vent her anger and frustration.
That's why Patricia McCormick wrote the book "Cut" to encourage teens that are in the same situation to stop and seek help. View all 8 comments. Sep 01, Ashlee rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I just finished reading this about 10 minutes ago, and I wanted to get this review written while my emotions were still fresh. I have to admit though, it's kind of hard to have many emotions with this book. I picked it up at The Goodwill after a friend told me she read it and liked it.
It's a pretty short read, so I picked it up. Sometimes the shortest books are the most delightful reads. This one however, wasn't. It's a story about this girl named Callie, who has some kind of connection with ru I just finished reading this about 10 minutes ago, and I wanted to get this review written while my emotions were still fresh.
It's a story about this girl named Callie, who has some kind of connection with running She is in a mental institution called "Sea Pines" which all the girls call "Sick Minds" instead. Callie is a cutter. She doesn't cut herself because she feels she has to, or to release any kind of pain, it's just something she does every now and then. Her little brother has asthma and it sick a lot, so she doesn't do much with her family, because her mom, dad, and Sam are always busy being careful that Sam is okay.
When she flashes back to memories before she was in "Sick Minds" she basically just talks about how she'd always have to be quiet when Sam and her mom were resting, and her dad wasn't around much. I don't really see why she would start cutting because of that.
The whole book is her narrating this inner diary to her psychologist. Also, while she is at this place, she doesn't talk.
She just completely gave up speaking altogether, but I don't understand WHY. At one point, her psychologists brings up her dad, and Callie didn't want to talk about him. This part of the story was a bit of a mystery, and I was holding out hope that it would go more into depth and the story would finally have some purpose. Maybe her dad has abused her, or was cheating on her mother, or had something BIG going on that affected Callie.
Instead, we find out that one day the dad was supposed to be watching Sam, and he instead was at some bar, so Callie was watching him. He had his first asthma attack and Callie gave him CPR. Sam lived, and he was okay after that.
I suppose that was the incident that made Callie start cutting. She thought Sam being sick was all her fault. Her parents never held her responsible, her brother didn't either.
I have to be honest and say that I think Callie was just an attention-craver. She cut herself, but she didn't need to, she just did it sometimes. Also, after she stopped speaking for no real reason, she just magically starts yapping again. It didn't really make sense to me. The other girls in the book she also narrates their day to day lives as well are serious cutters, or girls with eating disorders, or one girl who is way overweight.
They have serious issues while Callie just decided not to talk and felt the need to cut herself every now and then. She had no deep rooted home problems or any mental problems that were rooted as a child. I just don't like how she seemed completely normal but the author was trying to make her out to be such a basket case. Also, randomly and out of nowhere, there are two occurrences where she feels the room move, or shift, or something out of the ordinary but it never leads anywhere.
The whole thing just made me mad. It was an okay story as far as details.
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I liked Callie narrating what other girls were doing and how they felt, I'm a big fan of detailed writing. But I can't help but wish this same book was written with one of the other girls at "Sick Minds" as the main character, and maybe by a different author as well. The story had potential to be really deep, but it lacked in my opinion. If the plot had been in another writers hands, maybe it could have been more believable.
Maybe if Sam had died or Callie had started seeing his ghost or something totally crazy happened like that, it would have made much more sense for her to be at the institution.
The back of the book said the story was part psychological mystery and I just couldn't disagree more. It also compared this book to "Speak" which I read earlier this year. I think it's an insult to compare this book to Speak because Speak was a very deep and meaningful book, the main character was raped and dealing with inner demons throughout the entire book.
She has real issues whereas Callie just felt like everyone blamed her and boo-hoo she cut every once in a while for no real reason. The one night she did cut deep enough to scare herself, she immediately went to find help. She didn't cut to find a release, she didn't want to feel the pain, she had no idea what she was doing and it just made her look ridiculous.
I know after the fairly harsh review I gave, it seems like I really don't like Callie I really like how she cared about the other girls, and there are certain things about her that I think would make great characteristics in a book A different storyline would have suited her much better.
She is not the mental-cutting-psycho that she is trying to be perceived as. Just my opinion. View 2 comments. Aug 22, Krissy rated it did not like it Shelves: I waited the entire book for some big twist.
Callie is in a treatment facility because she is lost in her own depression and anxiety to the point that she's completely mute and self harms. The whole time I'm waiting to hear the details of why and how she's fallen into this pit of despair.
What horrible traumatic event did she go through? Was she attacked? Had some horrible accident? Survivors guilt? Then you find out that it's because That's simplifying it a bit but seriously. Break it down and that's what you get. Nov 25, Sara added it. This book is obviously called "Cut. I do not recomend it to younger viewers. It is about a girl who cuts her wrists to replace her emotional pain with physical pain. She also never talks. After her mom found out she was cutting her wrists, she was sent to a place for people who are, Physicaly hurting themselves, Anorexic and other illnesses.
After a month or two she finds ways to cut herself while she is there And she begins t This book is obviously called "Cut. And she begins to talk a little. This book is awesome! View all 6 comments. Nov 14, Melissa Chung rated it it was amazing. What a great book. I have read a lot of mental illness books this year and this one was something I could totally relate to. Which allowed me to be invested in Callie's story and her recovery.
She blames herself for her parents distance. For her mom being a nervous wreak, for her brother being sick. Callie has no way of expressing her fear, her sadness and anger and so she cuts herself. To numb the pain. I may not have been a cutter but I was a pincher.
I would pinch the insid What a great book. I would pinch the inside of my arm when I was really sad or stressed out. Almost obsessed with the bruises. Wanting more to color the inside of my arm. This display of self hurt reflected the pain I felt on the inside. In the book Callie is placed in a hospital for teens with behavioral issues.
Eating disorders, Drug addicts, etc. Callie didn't speak for most of the time she was there. She was scared to talk, scared people would be mad at her. I related a lot to that. If you don't say anything you can't get in trouble. The book is just about Callie and her life at the hospital, the other girls that are there and Callie's road to recovery. To know that it isn't her fault and to be okay with not taking the blame. To also be okay with not being fine. That is important.
It is okay to not have the answers, to not know how you are feeling. It's okay to say I don't know. The book is super short, but very powerful. I really liked the ending. It showed definite progress in the right direction. It made me teary eyed.
Mar 28, Thomas rated it liked it Recommends it for: People that are interested in the topic - but don't want to get too deep.
Wow - this book is such a package for being such a short read. The main protaginist is Callie - a fifteen year old girl who suffers from an addiction that makes her cut herself. The story focuses on the time she spends at the Sea Pines Sick Minds Treatment Center and how she recovers from her problem. As someone who knows what it feels like to experience this type of self-injury, this book really hindered my ability to really enjoy the book for what it's worth.
I would give the book a 3. One thing is that this book really doesn't portray the actual cutting too well, but, it does provide for a very emotionally touching story. Jul 08, stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: I can really relate to calli, the main character in the book. She is fighting a mental illness and so do I! It's like this book was about me, besides the cutting, this book was pretty good! Aug 29, Allwynne rated it did not like it Shelves: One half of my dual major is psychology, so I was hoping for a good explanation on the mental health topics covered in it; also coming from a perspective of going through some of the things in this book as well, and I wanted a book to relate to in some way shape or form.
I heard about some of the author's statements on why she wrote them, but since I heard so much about this small volume, I decided to overlook it. And BOY The thing is, what happens in this book? Cause I am damn sure I must have missed something somehow because this small volume packed zero punch, just a whole lot of words and the ability to waste my time. No characters grew, it was about a recovery center with no recoveries and seemingly barely any good, consistent help for the characters.
On the topic of the characters,they were forgettable. I'd say that is the last thing you want to hear about book characters, especially ones meant to have any sort of impact on the reader. There was potential, that was not utilized and I can leave it at that Apr 15, Piper rated it really liked it Shelves: Cut By: Patricia McCormick Published in Publisher: Push Classification: Young Adult fiction This book Cut has a interesting story line.
In the book you saw just how kids with "problems" are like. Cut is about a 13 year old girl named Callie, who likes to cut herself. Never to deep, but just enough for her to feel the pain. Callie's parents sent her to a residential treatment facility to try to get her to stop cutting herself. The only problem is that Callie won't talk. Not until another girl che Cut By: Not until another girl checks in who also likes cutting herself, but this time in a different way.
Amanda the new girl cuts herself in a different way. Instead of just slitting her wrist like Callie does. Amanda gives her self tattoos, and after Callie has seen them she wanted to stop cutting herself. Becca, Tara, and Debbie all have eating problems. Becca is anorexic and bulimic. Even though she's at the treatment facility Becca refuses to get help.
Like Becca, Tara is also anorexic and is bulimic, but unlike Becca, Tara wants to get help. In the book Tara helps Callie, and becomes good friends with her. Debbie on the other hand is the complete opposite of Becca and Tara. Debbie is a compulsive eater, and she is very over weight. In the book Debbie feels that she has to take care of Becca.
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Sydney, Callie's best friend there has a drug problem. She get addicted to any drug she has tried. Tiffany went to the treatment facility a. Tiffany went to Sick Minds instead of going to jail. In my opinion, these characters were well written, and easy to follow. I also believe that Patricia McCormick wrote this book to help educate people about these kinds or characters, as well as just writing for the sake of writing.
On the authors note it says that Patricia McCormick spent a few years gathering research for this book and for the characters. I actually quite liked this book because I thought the storyline was good, I also liked how the book was written so it felt like you were reading a letter to someone.
Over all I enjoyed this book. Jun 05, Jack Spicer rated it it was ok Recommends it for: People who are in the struggle. A girl cuts herself and ends up in this clinic.
She stays quiet for along time and the people from the clinic tries to kick her because they say she doesnt have insurance money but the girl thinks because she does not talk to no one. Then she cuts herself badly and goes to her counclier and finally starts talking to her counclier.
She stats talking with her group, then she ran out the door she ran so far she got lost and dad gets called from her than she has to decide either she wants to stay we A girl cuts herself and ends up in this clinic. She stats talking with her group, then she ran out the door she ran so far she got lost and dad gets called from her than she has to decide either she wants to stay were she is at or come home. Chooses to go back to the clinic.
I learned that sometimes when lifes not going good and that when you talk to people about your problems helps more than keeping it inside you still have to strive for the best set your goals so you can become better than what you are. Sep 12, Parisa Bookworm rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 19, Nat rated it it was ok. The general idea of this book was a good one.
I, myself struggle with the problem in this book. The fact that the author had to research for this book makes me angry. I feel as if since she didn't have the problem herself she shouldn't have written it.
I heard a lot of good things about this book but, when I read it I got very frustrated. First off, you cannot cut yourself with a credit card. That is very unrealistic. Along with the fact that in mental hospitals they do not allow their patients The general idea of this book was a good one. Along with the fact that in mental hospitals they do not allow their patients to use tin foil, or have access to it at any point in time.
This book was a big disappointment. It was unrealistic in so many ways and the fact that she wrote about something she was completely ignorant to the real facts. People who struggle with self harm usually go for sharper objects.. The main character also was a bit unrealistic. She cut herself all because she thought it was her fault that her family was falling apart and her brother had asthma. She seems a little dim-witted. People can't cause asthma. As a person struggling with depression I have found myself in the same situation.
They do strip searches every few days, watch you closely, and look through your clothing. Yet again, another unrealistic part of the story. One last thought, why wouldn't the alarm go off when she opened the emergency exit? I honestly don't know if it's necessary to say more, but I'll try. This is yet another poorly-researched book that doesn't try to be anything more than an issues book.
It shows some teenagers who have done something wrong, sensationalizes that bad thing, and tells you not to do that thing. Never does it try for character work, development, or even a sensible plot.
The main character is unforgivably flat. In such a book, we need to see why the main character is cutting. What about the protagonist led her to this fate?
Frankly, without development, this book veers on the side of offensive drivel. Feb 27, Lauren Watts rated it liked it. I just finished this right before bed and i can't decide what rating to give it.
Maybe a high 3? The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request. To change this data, submit a Change of Address request, or contact your local library for assistance. Library Card. Full Name. Phone Number. Saved in: Summary "A tingle arced across my scalp. McCormick, Patricia, Published: Pfeffer, Susan Beth, Published: Block, Stefan Merrill. McCormick, Patricia, New York ; Toronto: Scholastic, Library Card. Feb 21, Sylwia Wish Fulfillment rated it it was amazing. Sam lived, and he was okay after that.
I trembled with rage and sadness and frustration. She stats talking with her group, then she ran out the door she ran so far she got lost and dad gets called from her than she has to decide either she wants to stay we A girl cuts herself and ends up in this clinic. I read this book back when I was a normal little kid, too.
Callie is in a treatment facility because she is lost in her own depression and anxiety to the point that she's completely mute and self harms. American Libraries. It quickly becomes the most effective way that cutters know to deal with and accept what outside forces are instilling upon them.