Review & Giveaway: 10th Anniversary of Cut by Patricia McCormick

  “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…”

 The 10th Anniversary edition of Cut includes a brand-new afterword from author Patricia McCormick, an author Q&A, and added resources. Patricia McCormick spent three years researching and writing her first novel, Cut. She is also the author of the National Book Award finalist Sold, as well as Purple Heart and My Brother’s Keeper. She lives in Manhattan.”

In 2002 it was believed that approximately 1 in 200 teens cut regularly (Safe Self). However in March 2011 a new research showed that as much as 25% of all teens inflict self harm through cutting or burning. (Cutting Statistics). That’s roughly one in four teens. More than likely if you know a number of teens…you might know a cutter and never know it.

Cut is an honest and frank look into the world of one girl and a whole world. Callie is at Sea Pines or as her and the other guests affectionately think of it “Sick Minds”. I say “think” because as our story begins Callie doesn’t talk..she cuts to express her feelings- for release. In fact most the “guests’ at Sea Pines express their feelings in non-traditional and dangerous ways such as not eating or over-eating, drug use and other mental illness behaviors. This first person account of a girl with a secret, a girl who desperately needs help and might actually want it- is timeless both and yet modernly relevant. In many ways it reminds me of the classic I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

  Book Giveaway

It is an honor to be able to give away a book so well written and written for such a purpose as Cut….especially on its 10th Anniversary. Thanks to the fantastic folks at Big Honcho Media…I have two copies of Cut to give away to two very lucky Stiletto Storytime readers.

Giveaway ends midnight EST June 5, 2011. US and Canada addresses only please. Winner will be chosen by and notified by e-mail address. Good Luck to all and Happy Reading!

Want extra entries? You can get an extra entry by doing any of the following:

Be/Become a Follower of Stiletto Storytime

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Filed under Award Winners, Contests, Young Adult Books

35 responses to “Review & Giveaway: 10th Anniversary of Cut by Patricia McCormick

  1. as a YA librarian, i know how important it is to have quality books about teen issues on hand….thanks for the review!

  2. This is such an important book – I’m glad to see it getting some attention again.

  3. Jackie

    I’ve heard of this book, but never read it. I have two daughters and think it would be a good book for them to read also. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  4. Alicia Caldwell

    My sister used to cut and I never understood it. Would love to read this book.

    I am a Twitter follower @aliciacald

    aliciacald at gmail dot com

  5. I am a follower on twitter…

  6. jwitt33

    I’ve known some cutters in my time so I’m curious to know how they are represented. Please enter me into the giveaway.

  7. jwitt33

    I follow your blog on GFC and verified email as Julie Witt.
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  8. jwitt33

    I follow Stiletto Storytime on Twitter as @jwitt33.
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  9. jwitt33

    I liked Scholastic’s ThisIsTeen on Facebook
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  10. Hi, Courtney! Those are frightening statistics! I’ve never reading a book about cutting but this sounds good. I subscribe by email, thanks!

  11. Katie

    I would love to win and I follow your blog

  12. Katie

    I follow you on twitter

  13. Jo

    Very interesting, and perhaps useful book.

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

  14. Krystal Larson

    I follow on twitter as Icecream1891
    I’ve known cutters, most are recovering but I wish I could understand them better.


  15. Krystal Larson

    I liked ThisIsTeen on Facebook as Lindsay Ann. I think this is an important book and would be proud to own a copy.

  16. Krystal Larson

    I’m a follower as Krystal Larson
    thank you.

  17. Mona Garg

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. Such books about important social issues(cutting,eating disorders,alcohol/drug use,bullying, etc) should be required reading for students.

    I’m already a follower.

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  19. Mona Garg

    Like ThisIsTeen on FB(Mona Garg)

  20. Kris S

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Kris S

    Follow with confirmed email subscribe with email below

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  22. Kris S

    Follow Stiletto Storytime on Twitter: SummersKris

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    “Like” Scholastic’s ThisIsTeen on Facebook: Kris Summers

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  24. Katy

    I would love the chance to win!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

  25. thanks for the giveaway! I have heard of this but have never read it.
    katie_tp AT yahoo DOT com

  26. Tia

    I haven’t read this yet…So I would love to win

  27. Thanks! for the giveaway.

    tributebooksmama at gmail dot com

  28. Madi

    Thanks for the giveaway. I am really interested in this book for a lot of reasons. I follow on GFC.

  29. Tiffany Drew

    This looks like a very good read, I’d love to give to a go. Thanks for the chance at winning a copy 🙂


  30. Tiffany Drew

    I follow via email.


  31. Tiffany Drew

    I follow on Twitter as @enterthedrew


  32. Tiffany Drew

    I follow ThisIsTeen on Facebook as Tiffany drew


  33. I would love to win this book, and I am now following your blog:), thanks to Beth Hoffman on twitter for sharing this one. I have 3 teens, this is a critical topic.

  34. stilettostorytime

    Congratulations to Krystal Larson and Anita @ “A Woman, A Wife, A Mom” who have each won their very own copy of “Cut”. Such an important and relative book to our time perhaps even more so than ten years ago. Congrats again ladies. Thanks to all who entered.

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