Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Review: Cut

Author: Patricia McCormick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old Callie isn't speaking to anybody, not even her therapist at Sea Pines, the "residential treatment facility" where her parents and doctor sent her after discovering that she cuts herself. As her story unfolds, Callie reluctantly becomes involved with the "guests" at Sea Pines-other young women struggling with problems of their own. Although their "issues" are different from hers, Callie is drawn into the group, finds her voice, and, gradually, confronts the family trauma that triggers her destructive behavior. 

"Cut" is a compelling and compassionate look at a young woman's struggle to overcome the impulses that led her to inflict harm on herself.


McCormick gives us a glimpse of what is going on inside Callie's mind; a girl who cuts herself, not to commit suicide but to cope up with stress and the pressure around her.

It is insightful despite of it being short. I love how the author didn't need to make up some big story behind what Callie does. And based on my own experiences, this book speaks the truth. Even small things can cause this.