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    Cut (Patricia McCormick)

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    • When she arrives at Sea Pines Callie is self-destructive unresponsive and withdrawn. Her parents and doctor have placed her in the “residential treatment facility” after discovering that she cuts herself. Callie refuses to talk to anyone including her psychiatrist. But slowly through compelling first-person narrative the event that traumatized her comes to light. Callie reveals that her brother Ben nearly died from liver failure while in her care. Her mother was unavailable and her father was at a bar. Although their absence is evidence of a deep family dysfunction Callie blames herself for the crisis. When the threat of expulsion from Sea Pines precipitates a cutting incident that frightens her Callie finally begins her healing process. She opens up to the girls around her and surrenders to her therapist the compass she’s been using to cut herself. Through Callie’s frank and realistic voice first-time novelist Patty McCormick illuminates a subject that is rarely discussed. Her story of Callie’s recovery will speak to the more than 1 million people - mainly girls and young women - who engage in acts of self-inflicted violence every year.

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    Aniron-Mornie

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    I loved this book. At first just the
    idea drew me and then, before I started
    cutting, I found out my friend had and
    wanted to know more about it. I looked
    for the book, but couldn’t find it and
    then I had cut myself and forgot about
    the book. I came across it in my school
    library and read it. it was so well
    written and so realistic, I loved it. I
    think if you know someone who cuts you
    will understand why they do it more and
    it’s just a good book whether you cut
    or not.

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    i thought that this book didnt portray
    any thing right when it delt with the
    hospital.. because ive been hospitalized
    and my hospital stay was the totaly
    oppitit of hers.. i duno it just really
    pissed me off.

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    I actually really liked the book…I’m
    sure that it’s not even remotely close
    to the truth but it’s pretty good…I
    would def recommend it…..plus it’s
    not all that triggering!

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    Guest amber cook

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    i loved this book, it is my favorite
    book of all time. Callie is such a
    strong character and she brings you into
    the book. the ending is so happy and no
    matter how many times ive read it i
    still cry.

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    Guest Becky

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    I liked this book, I think for someone
    new to the SI world, it gives a good
    illustration, with a happy, if not
    entirely realistic, ending. If you’re
    in need of in up lifter, this story has
    a happy ending, and it is not
    particularly violent, so it doesn’t show
    the darkest of SI. It’s a good book,
    but the happily ever after bothered me,
    because, while I don’t live in reality,
    I live in books, these books should be
    realistic, and I don’t know if this
    book really is.

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    Guest Laura

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    I thought that this was a VERY good
    book! However, for me (an SIer) it was
    extremely triggering. I would recommend
    it to someone who wants to see the real
    world of SI, but not to someone who SIs,
    especially if they’re trying to stop.
    Overall I thought P. McCormick did a
    VERY good job illustrating this
    lifestyle, and hope others found it
     helpful.

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    totally awesome book, reader-catching.
    it shows you that not everyone is
    comfortable just coming out and sharing
    their feelings and such. it also shows
    you that everyone has their own problems
    to deal with and they may not want your
    help right away or maybe never…

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    Cut was the first book I read on the
    topic of SI. It let me know that I’m to
    the only one out there. The book is well
    written. I’ve read it eight times.
    Wonderful book!

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    Guest Megan

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    When I read this book, it really hit
    home. I saw myself in Callie’s shoes so
    much. It didn’t really help because I
    have been offered no help by family. I
    am really alone.

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    Guest De'Ja

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    this book is so good because i can
    relate to how she feels about feeling
    alone and blaming herself for every bad
    thing that happens.

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    Guest Victoria

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    I loved this book. The issue is poping
    up all over the high schools. It is
    very emotional. This book had me
    throwing things and thinking about other
    people. I do suggest the book to people
    who have cut before. But they need to
    be careful.

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