“Cut” is about a girl named Callie who is a resident at Sea Pines, a place for girls with issues. What’s Callie’s issue? She cuts herself. She started cutting after coming in last place at a cross country meet. She uses her cutting as a way to express her emotions, considering Callie was like a ghost in her own home. While her mother and brother, Sam, rested she was constantly, silently cleaning. She cleaned because Sam had severe asthma. But, because she was sent to Sea Pines, and because she was always silent, she doesn’t talk much. But Sea Pines takes Callie on an enthralling yet silent journey. Will Callie recover? Will she ever find her voice?
I thought “Cut” was a very interesting, inspiring book. On a scale of 1-10? Definitely 11. Anyone who reads this I think would be able to find something to relate to. There are girls with food issues, girls with drug or substance abuse issues, and girls like Callie, who hurt themselves. I’m sure anyone who reads “Cut” can find themselves not wanting to stop reading. “Cut” won Best Book of Young Adults (2002), Quick Picks for YA Readers Top Ten (2001), Top Choice List (2000), and Books for the Teenage (2000).