Writing Styles in Cut by Patricia McCormick

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Point of View

Cut is told from the perspective of Callie, the fifteen-year-old protagonist of the novel who cuts herself. The first person narration allows the audience an inside look into the mind of someone grappling with her mental health and her journey to overcome her cutting issues. McCormick beautifully portrays Callie’s inner struggle as she learns to look at the world from a different perspective in an effort to get better. Because the reader is only privy to what Callie knows and is thinking, there are many things, like the name of her therapist, that are left up to question and interpretation.

Language and Meaning

McCormick, because she tells the story from the point-of-view of a fifteen year old girl, plays with language in a way that she would not be able to from a different perspective. She brings an authenticity with her use of analogies...

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