Cut

Cut

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Fifteen-year-old Callie is so withdrawn that she's not speaking to anyone--including her therapist at the "residential treatment facility" where her parents and doctor send her after discovering that she cuts herself. Her story unfolds primarily through dramatic monologues, gradually revealing the family turmoil that leads to her self-destructive behavior of cutting. Unabridged.show more

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  • 8+
  • CD-Audio
  • 157.48 x 170.18 x 33.02mm | 272.15g
  • Listening Library
  • English
  • Library ed.
  • 0739364464
  • 9780739364468

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Fifteen-year old Callie is so withdrawn that she's not speaking to anyone including her therapist at the residential treatment facility where her parents and doctor send her after discovering that she cuts herself. Her story unfolds primarily through dramatic monologues, gradually revealing the family turmoil that led to her self-destructive behavior. Her little brother, Sam, is ill he nearly died in her care. Since Sam's illness, Callie's mother has become so worried and fragile that she rarely leaves the house. Her father has responded to the psychological and financial stress of Sam's illness by disappearing into his work, and when that doesn't work, into his drinking. Callie's efforts to understand herself and her family illuminate her process of recovery honestly and with hope. Cut provides an insightful look at the psychology of cutting a form of self-abuse an estimated 2 million teenage girls inflict on themselves.show more

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"Refusing to sensationalize her subject matter, McCormick steers past the confines of the problem-novel genre with her persuasive view of the teenage experience." --"Publishers Weekly," starred reviewshow more

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49,418 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 31% (15,459)
4 29% (14,251)
3 27% (13,521)
2 9% (4,685)
1 3% (1,502)
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