Book Review: Cut by Patricia McCormick

Book Review: Cut

"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." Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside. Now 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 speak. But Callie can only stay silent for so long...

Cut was an great and amazingly quick fresh read to help me end my dry spell!! It really hit home with me in some of the most personal and emotional ways. At first Callie was a difficult character to identify with in the aspect of what was bothering and her and why. Sometimes it seem like it would just be easier to be silent and care and love the people around you for the small minute things they do, that no one else notices. While at Sea Pines Mental Facility or "Sick Minds Mental Facility" as the residents call it, Callie learns how to try to cope with her life and the people in it and how it takes more than just her, how it takes courage to ask for help, to get better. Cut was deep, and moving, and very very inspirational.


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