|Title:||Cut||Written by:||Patricia McCormick||Format:||Audiobook||Narrated by:||Clea Lewis||Genre:||Fiction, Drama, Young-Adult|
I agree wholeheartedly with the critics. McCormick's work, despite being a work of fiction, is amazingly honest, straightforward, and moving. Lewis' performance of it is compelling and real. I really enjoy how the book is written as if the main character were always talking to the psychologist to whom she was assigned at the treatment facility. It gives the piece a more personal feel to it.
The story discusses a whole gamut of illnesses: food issues, substance issues, behavioral issues and our lead is part of that last category. Unsurprisingly, she self-harms by cutting. McCormick displays the typical, knee-jerk reactions to this illness as well as more caring and understanding reactions. And it's subtle and gets blended into a number of things occurring, but she even discusses the basis for this character's behavior. (It's hard to write this up and not give too much away... ;-) Suffice it to say, I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
13 / 75 books. 17% done!