This weeks book is by Patricia McCormick its called Cut, I’ve only read about 50 or so pages into the book and I don’t know if i’m the only one but I feel as though this book was made for not only me but teens in general. Its about a girl named Callie, who is seemed to be an average young teen girl but she has a secret… she cuts herself, not deep enough to kill herself but deep enough to feel the pain. Callie used to be “normal” Callie was an athlete, she ran track, and was a good student but what changed her?
“Then I place the blade next to the skin on my palm. A tingle arced across my scalp. The flood tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next. What happened next was that a perfect, straight line of blood bloomed from under the blade.The line grow into a long, Fat bubble, A lush crimson bubble that got bigger and bigger. I watch from above, waiting to see how big it would get before it burst. when it did, I felt awesome. Satisfied, finally. Then exhausted.”
Now I know what you’re thinking another book about a depressed kid seeking attention through forms of harm but listen, if you take the time to read this book I think a lot of people can relate. Callie is struggling with parental and family issues and is placed in the care of a mental facility (Sea Pines) from there she is reluctant to speak a word, and she meets other young girls struggling with there own issues ranging from substance abuse to anorexia.
Throughout the book Callie continues to remain mute, she doesn’t speak to her counselor and she starts to blame the problems in her life on herself. She smuggles sharp objects into her facility and as she starts making friends she open up and tell them the reasons for her self harm ways. Callie who is antisocial at the facility opens up to a new girl named Amanda who makes her realize that what shes doing is affecting her. This book is definitely one for growing teens, I think a lot of them can relate to this book especially with whats going on in society now.This book is filed with great detail which makes it easier and more of an interesting read.
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