Cut

Cut[Download] ➻ Cut By Patricia McCormick – Bluevapours.co.uk Callie cuts herself Never too deep, never enough to die But enough to feel the pain Enough to feel the scream insideNow she s at Sea Pines, a residential treatment facility filled with girls strugglin Callie Cuts herself Never too deep, never enough to die But enough to feel the pain Enough to feel the scream insideNow 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 speakBut Callie can only stay silent for so long.

Patricia McCormick is a journalist and writer She graduated from Rosemont College in , followed by an MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in and an MFA from New School University in Her first novel for teens was Cut, about a young woman who self injures herself This was followed by My Brother s Keeper in , about a boy struggling with his brother s addiction and Sold in Her awards include the American Library Association Best Book of the Year, New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenaged and the Children s Literature Council s Choice She has written for The New York Times, Parents Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Ladies Home Journal, Town Country, More, Reader s Digest, Mademoiselle and other publications and has been an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and an instructor of creative writing at the New School University She lives in New York with two children, a husband and two cats.

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  • Paperback
  • 151 pages
  • Cut
  • Patricia McCormick
  • English
  • 02 March 2017
  • 0439324599

10 thoughts on “Cut

  1. jenny. says:

    I actually read this book approximately two years ago, while I was undergoing the problem presented in this book What I had hoped to find was perhaps a level of understanding, or just some any meaning But in all honestly, I finished it about two hours later, consumed by irritation and aggravation at the injustice of this book on a scale of many different levels As I ve stated, I am one of the people who has undergone the emotions and mentality in order to become so desensitised as to pe I actually read this book approximately two years ago, while I was undergoing the problem presented in this book What I had hoped to find was perhaps a level of understanding, or just some any meaning But in all honestly, I finished it about two hours later, consumed by irritation and aggravation at the injustice of this book on a scale of many different levels As I ve stated, I am one of the people who has undergone the emotions and mentality in order to become so desensitised as to perform acts of self mutilation The main problem with this novel for myself was how I could not, no matter how hard I tried, connect with the main character Honestly, she seemed ridiculous from the very beginning I don t know why I didn t put the book down then, but I had hoped that maybe some sort of personality would shine through, just a little trace of it She is stiff a cardboard cut out of a human being, with no real sense of personality of identity she is just the main character in which all these events revolve around, but it doesn t seem to actually affect her Do I make myself clear, or am I just rambling on My main complaint is how short and vague this novel turned out to be By the end of this short and flimsy book, one actually feels unsatisfied and disgusted but maybe this is just me I personally like depth into my stories And while, I suppose, this novel would be good for someone who wanted to get the gist of this but why on earth would you only settle for the gist of it Personally, I believe that this is quite a serious subject, and not one of those little silly teenage problems, so to speak How can anyone take it so lightly in writing It is unfair and unjust that such little effort and research has been put into this, and remarkable how it can turn into such a well known novel , it seems, to me, rather poorly researched and hardly believable McCormick could have done so muchto the story, such as ain depth character development, for one and it seems to me that it should be something she should work on , and, if she were ever going to attempt another novel on issues similar to this on the future see drug alcohol addiction, rape, etc , perhaps she should do a bitresearch instead of throwing together random facts and half done characters into a weak plot and tossing it onto the shelves

  2. Desiree says:

    I m going to skip over the summary of the story as many other reviewers have already taken care of that and explain my reasoning behind a single star rating.First of all, I am a cutter have been for 10 years and will always identify as such whether or not I m actively self injuring who grew up with a neglectful mother who suffers from untreated bipolar disorder In my opinion, based on my experiences and the reasons behind my cutting, I will say that a good 98% of this book is either a heavily I m going to skip over the summary of the story as many other reviewers have already taken care of that and explain my reasoning behind a single star rating.First of all, I am a cutter have been for 10 years and will always identify as such whether or not I m actively self injuring who grew up with a neglectful mother who suffers from untreated bipolar disorder In my opinion, based on my experiences and the reasons behind my cutting, I will say that a good 98% of this book is either a heavily glossed over version of what cutting and self injury is really about or Patricia McCormick s complete inability to understand cutting despite a supposed three years of research.Secondly, Callie s character had actual potential, which is possibly one of the saddest things about the whole disappointment we re calling a book She s a runner, perfectionist, the oldest child with a perpetually sick sibling, neglected by both of her parents, the daughter of an alcoholic, and seems to suffer from a combination of trust issues and social anxiety Potential However, McCormick completely screwed all of that up by attempting to have Callie dissociate while cutting Now, I m not an expert on cutting or dissociation, I fully admit that, BUT in all the books on psychology I have ever read and in all the times I have self injured, I have NEVER dissociated Dissociation is something that occurs as a reaction to severe trauma, often repeated, prolonged trauma, which is something that Callie has never gone through She does not suffer from any form of trauma or PTSD that would cause such an extreme reaction to hurting herself In fact, as far as the reader is led to believe, her cutting is comparatively to an extreme trauma victim s experiences at any rate mild and her cutting doesn t last very long before she is sent to a hospital This is quite possibly the worst part of how McCormick describes cutting Of course, all self injurers have different personalities and mindsets but to describe dissociation as McCormick does in the book, isn t even what real dissociation is and I think that s what makes me angriest In those three years did she never look up an article or pick up a book about dissociation or dissociative identity disorders Thirdly, cutting is a muchintense experience than McCormick is able to describe I related to Callie s feelings a good part of the time until it came to the parts I should relate to most strongly I honestly don t think it s possible for anyone who has never intentionally hurt themselves for release from pain, stress, anxiety, etcetera, to understand the complexities of it In the most simplest of descriptions, cutting is the result of such great pent up emotions that the only way to release them, the only way to survive them, is to destroy yourself, remind yourself that because you can feel the pain means that you re alive and that to be able to feel pain you caused yourself gives you control over the pain others are causing you It quickly becomes the most effective way that cutters know to deal with and accept what outside forces are instilling upon them To reduce cutting to something so near meaningless is an insult to sufferers of self injury everywhere.Finally, I do not recommend this book to people who are struggling with self injury or friends and family of people who are in this situation My advice is that whoever you are, if this is something happening now and you need help, find it Seek counseling or therapy, seek out someone in this field who you feel comfortable with and trust The most important thing for a cutter to do is to find someone they feel comfortable talking to If you re not able to seek out professional help, utilize the internet There are people willing to listen, I promise

  3. Jude says:

    You know, it s hard to review a book like this one I bought this book while I was going through some tough situations and they recommended it to me, saying it would help me with my own cutting issues And, I m happy to say, it did.This book was no Love story, it was no inspirational story, not a memoir, not dramatic It was just real I was incredibly surprised when I heard that the author has never self harmed, I really was, it was like reading my own story Callie is a cutter and she s intern You know, it s hard to review a book like this one I bought this book while I was going through some tough situations and they recommended it to me, saying it would help me with my own cutting issues And, I m happy to say, it did.This book was no Love story, it was no inspirational story, not a memoir, not dramatic It was just real I was incredibly surprised when I heard that the author has never self harmed, I really was, it was like reading my own story Callie is a cutter and she s interned in a rehabilitation center, and also she refuses to speak or try to get better Until she realizes that she can t stay silent forever, and that maybe, just maybe she can get better.The book is very short, it s only 160 pages long and it s pocket size It isn t even Callie s full story, just the beginning of it If you have troubles with self harm, it s a must read, it makes you realize you re not alone with your feelings, but most importantly, this book can help you take that first and most difficult step It can help you understand that you are worth the recovery And for the rest, this book is an insider, it ll make you understand why would someone go as far as to harm themselves, not to agree, but to understand.The most amazing thing about the book is, like I mentioned before, that the author has never self harmed, it really is shocking, she captured everything perfectly Cut is a simple, small book, with a story and emotions that are complicated, messy and painful For me, this book became personal and like I said, no love story, no huge drama, and yet, it was life changing for me I ve been working hard on my recovery and this book has had a major role in it I honestly hope that this book will inspirepeople like myself

  4. Scott says:

    4.5 starsBe kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battlequote and lately a popular Internet meme that is variously attributed to Plato, Philo of Alexandria, and or Ian McLarenAfter finishing McCormick s novella Cut I inwardly debated whether it took some inspiration from Kayser s Girl, Interrupted, Anderson s Speak, and the anonymous teen chestnut Go Ask Alice or if it just shamelessly derivatively cherry picked the gut punch aspects of those works I m not sure, though it d 4.5 starsBe kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battlequote and lately a popular Internet meme that is variously attributed to Plato, Philo of Alexandria, and or Ian McLarenAfter finishing McCormick s novella Cut I inwardly debated whether it took some inspiration from Kayser s Girl, Interrupted, Anderson s Speak, and the anonymous teen chestnut Go Ask Alice or if it just shamelessly derivatively cherry picked the gut punch aspects of those works I m not sure, though it doesn t really matter Also, GR reviews ratings seem to indicate that readers generally either really liked or strongly disliked this story Said dislike seems to originate often from the succinct writing style or the reader s personal experiences with the subject matter of cutting I really don t know how accurate it is from a in real life perspective, but it is a work of fiction, so the author has free reign to create and style her work as she wants, plausible or not Thanks, Captain Obvious Cut is told in first person narration by Callie, a sad young teenager away at the Sea Pines treatment facility, jokingly nicknamed Sick Minds by her fellow similar age patients As the title suggest, she was admitted by her worried parents regarding a cutting issue, in which she intentionally causes minor physical self harm Initially a little uncomfortable with her new surroundings and unsure of the other young ladies in her therapy group, she remains quiet and is referred to as S.T., for Silent Treatment Also of minor note it would appear the time setting is the early 90 s, as cell phones, Internet, and other present day technology are noticeably absent from the proceedings, plus the Dunkin Donuts described in one scene has the 20th century layout with the counter and stools A breakthrough of sorts arrives at about a third of the way into the narrative, when Callie finally begins speaking to the unnamed but well meaning staff therapist Callie would dutifully attend her scheduled one on one appointments, but remained silent out of fear and confusion It was not a particularly showy or demonstrative moment, but still extremely effective to provide a right in the feels reaction From there Callie seems to try a little harder in making progress with her mental health, but interestingly or infuriatingly, to some there are details about her background that are left unwritten, and then the story ends without a firm note of resolution Still, I thought it was an illuminating and occasionally powerful little story that drives home the point of that opening quote

  5. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    I read that the author researched for 3 years before writing this book Now is that violating GR s terms since I mentioned the author Heck it s to the point where I don t know how to review a book any I guess since I m giving it 2 stars which is not horrible it s ok If she did I just don t get it The characters completely felt lifeless to me Maybe if the book was longer I ve read shorter books though that got their point across better It s a sensitive subject that s handled here and I read that the author researched for 3 years before writing this book Now is that violating GR s terms since I mentioned the author Heck it s to the point where I don t know how to review a book any I guess since I m giving it 2 stars which is not horrible it s ok If she did I just don t get it The characters completely felt lifeless to me Maybe if the book was longer I ve read shorter books though that got their point across better It s a sensitive subject that s handled here and I have a very close friend who experienced the same problem It just seems that cutting isn t really delved into in this book.Ok, so I m going to run hide now because I cringe now every time I review a book

  6. Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.comCUT is an amazing first novel by Patricia McCormick that offers a glimpse inside the mind of a 15 year old girl who cuts herself For Callie, life just became too complicated The solution lay right in front of her One tiny cut A bubble of red And yes, pain Then, escape Callie now resides at Sea Pines with several other girls seeking treatment for a myriad of other disorders She goes to group share time, hooks her sleeves over her thumbs, and Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadToo.comCUT is an amazing first novel by Patricia McCormick that offers a glimpse inside the mind of a 15 year old girl who cuts herself For Callie, life just became too complicated The solution lay right in front of her One tiny cut A bubble of red And yes, pain Then, escape Callie now resides at Sea Pines with several other girls seeking treatment for a myriad of other disorders She goes to group share time, hooks her sleeves over her thumbs, and hides behind her hair She sees her counselor twice a day and counts the stripes on the wallpaper But Callie doesn t share With anyone Not even when her mother and little brother visit Callie can t bring herself to speak Instead she watches, and listens She knows everything about her group mates But they know nothing about this girl who won t talk Then, when Amanda joins the group and brazenly flaunts her own scars, it becomesdifficult for Callie to remain silent And as she begins to speak, she slowly finds she doesn t want to keep it all inside She wants to get better Callie is a bright girl that the reader will easily identify with You ll care for her the same way she cares about the others at Sea Pines And you ll be amazed when you find out what started it all that it s an entire family in pain, not just Callie She ll make you cry, and make you laugh some, and in the end you ll feel so proud of her progress Cutting is a very real issue for teens Many, like Callie, don t even know themselves why they do it CUT is an honest look at how cutting can consume a young person If you know someone who cuts, share this book with them Let them know they can find help They can stop This is a gusty novel that you won t want to put down until you re sure Callie is safe

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I find it very strange that Patricia McCormick spent three years of her life doing research for a 151 page book that really had no detail, description, story line, or character development of any kind 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 151 page book that really had no detail, description, story line, or character development of any kind 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 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 That was literally the last line 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 So You can t really write a simple book about it

  8. Robotribble says:

    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.

  9. m i C h e Lx3 says:

    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 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 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 Unlike the majority of her peers in school, her family values were crushed 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

  10. Krissy says:

    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 Abused Had some horrible accident Survivors guilt What Then you find out that it s because view spoiler her brother has asthma hide 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 Abused Had some horrible accident Survivors guilt What Then you find out that it s because view spoiler her brother has asthma hide spoiler That s simplifying it a bit but seriously Break it down and that s what you get

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