The book Cut is about a girl named Callie, who uses cutting as a release, an escape; an escape that lands her in a mental center, Sea Pines (Sick Minds, as the patients fondly call it.) It's a fairly easy read, pretty short, but to the point, truthful. It's a little sweet, with a baby of an ending, but for sure, Cut will stick with you. McCormick's detail work is what pulled me in; she makes it easy to sympathize with Callie, to understand where she's coming from. She softens the image of cutting and cutters, making them more personal, more vulnerable; instead of just seeing kids in a mental joint, you see yourself, your sister maybe, it could be anyone. If you were/are a cutter, check this one out, it hits pretty close to home.